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James Weldon Johnson, ed. (1871–1938).  The Book of American Negro Poetry.  1922.
 
A Prayer
 
Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.
 
 
AS I lie in bed,
Flat on my back;
There passes across my ceiling
An endless panorama of things—
Quick steps of gay-voiced children,        5
Adolescence in its wondering silences,
Maid and man on moonlit summer’s eve,
Women in the holy glow of Motherhood,
Old men gazing silently thru the twilight
Into the beyond.        10
O God, give me words to make my dream-children live.
 

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