A Poem for Moms and Dads

Mom and Dad

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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’ll find a little quiet 
Far from the daily family riot 
May I lie back--not have to think 
about what 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-- 
(well, heck, 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!