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Akara K.

(06/30/91 / Alabama)

A Sinner's Prayer


Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Heaven help me, don't forget
The one who's falling into this.
This horrible darkness evelops me,
Consumes me, dear God, hear my plea -
Help me find myself tonight.
Let me live to see a new day's light.
I don't want to be known as the one
Who gave up life before it had begun.
I don't want to see any more pain;
I wish I'd never been forced to change.
I used to be so happy and free -
Dear God, what happened to the old me?
But this word is so dark, so cruel and cold,
I didn't even realize I was losing my soul.
So tonight let me start all over again.
Let a new part of my life begin.
If Satan decides he wants me now,
God help me please, let me keep this vow.
To never go back to the way I was,
To not be someone who never thinks, just does.
To conclude my prayer, God promise me this,
This one little thing I almost missed:
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Amen.

Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 08, 2012

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