Bedtime Shadow Friends

    “Bedtime Shadow Friends,” Friend, Sept. 1988, 31

    Bedtime Shadow Friends

    I first say my prayers,

    Thanking God for the day,

    Then ask shadow friends

    To come out and play.

    I position my hands

    And my fingers with care—

    And right on the wall,

    A camel is there!

    Next comes a fat duck,

    A dog’s face, a deer,

    And a cute fuzzy bunny

    With only one ear.

    Then Mother comes in.

    She says, “No more play.”

    So my shadow friends all

    Go quickly away!

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney