Perchance to Sleep

To Sleep


Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

But if I should die before I wake

I pray the Lord my —




I pray the Lord to reconsider

let me stay, so to say, intact

I have this book to surrender,

 a few close friends to contact

let them know my time is thinner


here Lord I have a short list

 some things I may have missed

don’t think I can finish

before I sleep unblemished


 would you, could you

find room for a delay

that you might consider

another day?


or two–

or maybe three

I have to trim a very large tree

I know asking for four is more

but I could fix a creak in this door


and then I have to explain to the wife

how I let her tropical fish, so adored

depart from this life–

 second thought, tonight is alright my Lord!

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Published by: G.W.

Eclectics in renderings, prose and poetry, rhyme and free verse. More info available in 'About Me' in my 'Hiding in Plain Site.' There is a small square box with three little dots inside, on the upper right hand side of every blog posted page,at the right side of title banner. Click on those dots to take you to a "hidden" site page with more info provided by me, including "follow" button and "About me." (I didn't design this.It came as-is). Also, WP has a mandatory banner at the bottom of the screen about privacy and cookies policy that blocks the visibility of a "follow" button that pops up under a "close and accept' of the privacy agreement. You must click the 'close and accept' to see the follow button. Things are becoming more complicated to navigation with hidden activations and complex instructions.

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