Late at night lying in bed
Arms folded across my head
Restless I ponder on the day ahead
And all it takes to earn the bread
Needed to keep my family fed.
I try to remember the words I read.
It was in the bible, something Jesus said,
But I can hardly think, my head heavy like lead
So I roll over and try to sleep instead,
But eyes burning from tears I won’t shed.
Can’t get no rest lying in this bed;
Time I got up to read those words in red
I need to know what Jesus said.
© D.L. Lunsford