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Missed church–again fell asleep–

So hard with the hours to keep…

C-PAP on fritz

Trouble that it’s

Sleep deprivation deep.




This afternoon, wanted to cry,

I’m still not sure why…

THE WALTONS* were sad,

Mary-Jo had it bad,

For brealing free to fly.

That morning we got up way early

For the Missus to attend pre-surgery…

It was a struggle

Not to sleep and snuggle

In a waiting room in no hurry!

Only had four hours’ sleep

With the odd hours  I keep…

Remaining awake

Was no piece of cake,

Driving home I got so squirrelly!

–Jonathan Caswell

*THE WALTONS…a show on ME-TV

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It’s been a longish day,

So how come i can stay…

Awake this long

To write a song,

And follow Jesus’ way.

Been hard to go to sleep,

Odd hours I must keep…

Getting back to normal

Seems so formal,

My naps are seldom deep.

For I am oft on call,

Whatever shall befall…

The bedroom door stays open

While asleep I am hoping

That my wife doesn’t need to call!

It’s been like this for years,

Helping to dry her tears…

She’s often in such pain

We spend our time praying,

That God quiets her fears.

Then she sleeps and I rest,

Mornings often best…

To take the time to doze

And help find her clean clothes,

So she’s decently dressed.

At work I don’t worry

Much, despite the flurry…

Of things going on

I’ve rested  upon

The lord’s protecting her, quite early.

And now REFLECTIONS** plays,

I can sneak away…

To rest till morn,

To be reborn

By the gift of another day!

—Jonathan Caswell

NOTE**REFLECTIONS is a Daystar Network program featuring Christian tunes and softly-done songs, combined with nature videos and selected Bible verses appearing on the screen, fading out and replaced by the next scripture.  A very restful program…even when shown in the middle of the day


(Image courtesy of Duane Allen, on Facebook)