Bessie S. Burkett
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Prayer From The Heart
Father! May, I drop down at set of sun
And recount every task that I have done
Did I do anything that I can trace
Bring one single smile to one single face
Was my deed self-denying? Was my glance most kind?
Did it fall like sunshine that strengthens the blind?
If it did - this deed - though small - with it - I'm content
I may count that day special - a day - Blessed - well-spent
Did I cheer one heart by "yea" or "nay" of my brother - my sister
Did I help some needy soul - hear him say "Thanks! Mister"
Or did I lounge quietly by doctoring my blister? ...