From Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV


I lie in bed at night and pray,

that you will think of me.

I cry until my eyelids close,

and dream—eternity.

I wake to sunlight on my face,

for a moment I forget.

Then a cloud passes by,

and I realize, this is it.

I carry on throughout the day,

feigning joy, and feeling pain.

I long to gaze upon your face,

and share a smile, an embrace.

The day is drawing to an end,

and still I think of you.

I try to relax, yet in my mind,

I wonder what to do.

So now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord, my soul will keep.

And should you chance to think of me,

know that I love you—eternally.

Deiah Haddock

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