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Childs Prayer
by Erica Ivory

Saturday, March 08, 2003

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young one

Now I lay me
down to sleep
I pray the Lord
my soul to keep
If I should die
Before I wake
I pray the Lord
my soul to take.
Angel of death
appears above her head..
Not an angel to fear ..
Beautiful serene..
Death is simply a beginning..
She does not fear her..
Take me now she prays
as she bows her head..
Not tonight the angel whispers.
with words as gentle
as a summer breeze..
It is not your time
to fly with me..
But listen closely child..
the angel pleads..
I am never far..
when in need.
She closes her eyes..
Tears spill
as her angel flies away
She waits her turn..
to fly to a better place ..
and end her pain someday.
All must wait and suffer
to earn their wings..
So she waits..
her turn...
dreaming of heavens door..
waits her turn..
knowing it must be soon..
So she prays..
Now I lay me
down to sleep..
I pray the Lord
my soul to keep..
Please let me die
before I wake..
I give to you Lord
my soul to take.

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Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/8/2003
Erica, I am crying for this child. This is sadder than anything I have ever read. When the prayers cross over from give me love and bubble gum to give me death and release, you know life really sucks.
Reviewed by ken Oliver 3/8/2003
J, you never cease to amaze me on what you can write in a matter of minutes. I know how close to home this hits...
Reviewed by Nancy D. 3/8/2003
A beautiful prayer, but heartbreaking.

Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 3/8/2003
Erica, I know just where this poem comes from and where it is going, My Friend, the Survivor.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/8/2003
heartbreakingly sad
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 3/8/2003
this was a very sad and touchingly frightening ordeal to go through but you are sucha remarkable writer i sure all friends here at authorsden will help youget though it you are so nice i hope yooou have better brighter future
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 3/8/2003
I'm with Rage Reason on this one. I rage.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/8/2003
My prayer as many others from child hood. I use to ask God to just kill me so I could end the pain.....
Touched me this one very deep.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/8/2003
Lovely one, Erica.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/8/2003
Heartwrenching Erica
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/8/2003
Very sad, execellent write,

Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/8/2003
Dear Erica, Very sad situation for you I know. Writing about it is good therapy, they say.Who are they you ask. A shrink I know. I think I told you by e-mail what happened to me. If you ever want to talk, e-mail me!!
You are Loved, Erica.
You're not alone.
God Bless You!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/8/2003
>tears < :(
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/8/2003
Erica, how beautifull sad this is. I see you as a child praying this same prayer I and so many others have said. I hope you still keep in touch with your guardian angel
I do;-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/8/2003
heartbreakingly sad...*tears* excellent write, erica! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
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