Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.
I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot.
May I lie back and not have to think
they're stuffing down the sink.
or who they're with, or where they're at,
and what they're doing to the cat.
I pray for time all to myself
(did something just fall off a shelf??)
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh NO!! Another goldfish--dead!)
Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean-
(wellheck, I've got the right to dream)
Yes, now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
BUT AS I LOOK AROUND I KNOW
I MUST HAVE LOST THEM LONG AGO !!