how long, o lord?

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every night
he reads me the story
of jesus

after dinner
before we sleep
we sit by the fire and
he reads me the story
of jesus

and we pray
(he prays)
out loud
to god
and thanks him for everything

he takes my tired hands
in his tired hands
and we pray
(he prays)
out loud
to god

“thank you,
for everything”

and silently
with unspoken words
i pray, too

“dear jesus,
take this man”