I Pray the Lord My Soul to Take

I Pray the Lord My Soul to Take

A Poem by Gabrielle Lyn

We put air into our lungs because it is our instinct
We do not even need to think
It just occurs
Like how the sun rises everyday
Although the sun cannot be challenged
But our lungs can be
and to others
much more frequently

What to do when your lungs are constantly challenged
and will try so hard to take advantage
of each flow of oxygen
but failing 
every once and a while
resulting in sirens
and possible 

What if I replace the oxygen with something else
Something that cannot be recognized 
so it is blindly welcomed
and my body will become
once I drift to sleep
"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"

I can honor Him and be with Him
Once it is done
Car Keys are on the table by the doorway,
The car is pulled into the garage,
And he will be home at five
Leave an explanation why
or let them just believe 
I am suffering 
in Damnation?

But the Damnation is here
Woven into every piece in my life
Like my lungs that cannot synchronize 
with the natural rhythm
"in and out"
I hope I did not let you down
I know I have
but in the end
please forgive me
for what I have done
to you
and the family

© 2017 Gabrielle Lyn

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Added on April 6, 2017
Last Updated on April 12, 2017
Tags: poetry, sad, poem, love, emotional


Gabrielle Lyn
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