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An Old Mans Bedtime Prayer

An Old Man’s Bedtime Prayer Lord: Now I lay me down to rest. To get away from this days test. To rest my head on pillows fluff. To clear my head of all the stuff. That comes your way as you get old. It’s part of life that’s seldom told. I hope to get some 10 hrs. sleep. I’ll probly end up counting sheep. As I look back across my days. I know I’ve sinned in many ways. I’m real sorry. I’ve told you that. To say again just sounds “old hat”. But now I plead for this short break. To get some rest for bodies sake. If you “Oh LORD” my wish would grant. And do for me something I can’t. For I’ve no strength, my life to take. Just let me die before I wake. For my old joints have turned to rust. I’d just as soon they’re back to dust. Lord: If I’d wake and look about. I’d “Hoot & Holler” and give a shout. If I would find that was my fate. To there be standing, inside “The Gate” To know at last I’d passed the test. I don’t need seats among the best. It’s enough to not be missed. My name was on His special list. But you know best, I’m sure of that. So if I wake, I’ll just hang pat. I’ll dream of red, rare, steaks so fat To ponder where the “Good Times” at. I’ll shuffle through another day. And burn more bills we strain pay. To keep us warm in this cold pit. And by the window now to sit. As I think back to ‘yester’ years. With all the joy, few sprinkled tears. I never dreamed, these “Golden Years” Would be so filled with pain and fears. I never thought I’d leave alone. My wife & I would share our home. But when I’m gone, alone she’ll bow. She’ll need get by . . .I don’t know how. With this I’ll close my nightly plea. I’d be forever in debt to thee. If you would oft stop by this way. To comfort wife here every day. Written to honor all the elderly that Struggle with their health, their obligations, their present & their future.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/23/2016 10:13:00 PM
An honest boquet of words Old Buck. I look forward to more. Thanks Craig
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Date: 1/22/2018 12:13:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I seem to be "off target" on getting replies posted but they are sincere. Thank you so much and I'm pleased you found some entertainment in this piece. oldbuck
Date: 7/18/2015 4:52:00 PM
God hears prayers, have no doubt and each new day , I hope you'll agree, is a gift from God to old souls like you and me. I'm 78. I marvel every day just to find out I woke up! I think God is not through with us yet, that's why we are still here. We have another day to praise Him and find the gifts in each new day.~~Darlene
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Date: 7/18/2015 6:18:00 PM
Darlene: Each day is a gift at any age. :o) We just think about it more because at our age we realize those days are numbered. When you are young you believe you will last forever. Since receiving Christ at 22, I still believe I'm going to "live forever". :o) I'm just glad it will not be here in today's culture. oldbuck
Date: 7/6/2015 7:33:00 PM
A wonderful write OB, I truly enjoyed the read, it put a smile on this old face... It hit home having just lost a younger sister... ~Caryl
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Date: 1/22/2018 12:11:00 PM
Caryl: I apologize for the late reply but it is sincere. Thank you for taking your time to read and comment on my work. As a writer you know how important "appreciative readers" are to all of us. Thanks again for your support. oldbuck
Date: 7/6/2015 3:20:00 PM
I can relate to this so much in my life having recently lost dad - I know how much mum struggles without him being around. a lovely tribute and something for us all to consider for the future:-( hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/22/2018 12:09:00 PM
Jan: Often the first to comment and often the last to receive a reply. I don't understand that level of carelessness and certainly not in myself. Stuff happens but I do intend to improve my response time. Thanks again for all your support on the soup. oldbuck