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Childs Prayer
by Erica Ivory

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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..
Little one 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
All must earn their wings..
So she waits..
Her turn...
Dreaming of heavens door..
Waits her turn..
Knowing it must be soon..
And 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 Tony Nerone 5/14/2003
Good Morning, Erica
Very sad experiences some of us had to learn. Powerful write!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/13/2003
As a child we pray immaturally. If we live to be a rip old age in the positive light, we pray, we fight for comfortable survival and peace. This takes me back to weaker times. GEM
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/13/2003
heartwrenching! :( >tears < (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/13/2003
So painful, heart wrenching
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2003
Childhood should not hurt. Well done.
Reviewed by Nancy D. 5/13/2003
Sad but reality, super write.

Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/13/2003
This is gutwrenching Erica. A harrowing but excellent piece.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/13/2003
I give to you Lord
my soul to take...beautiful and the right thing to do......Well done!!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/13/2003
Well written....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Shadow Writer (Reader) 5/13/2003
Too real, and exceptional piece of writing.
Reviewed by Bill 5/13/2003
It is very tragic if a child looks at the world this way. Awful in fact. I have a very rough childhood, but a concept like this would not enter into my head. And I would have suffered terribly if it would have happened. Is this fantasy or fact?
A child's life should not be subjected to this. Bill hugs
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/13/2003
I thought of those little boys, bludgeoned to death by their loving crazy as shit mother.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/13/2003
Erica, this is so sad. I agree with Kate.Well written.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/13/2003
Very enchanting write, Erica!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/13/2003
Children should be laughing ......breaks my heart.

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