“Bedtime,” Friend, Feb. 1995, 39


    I need someone to hug me tight,

    A teddy bear to kiss good night,

    My night-light shining soft and bright

    Before I go to sleep.

    I brush my teeth and wash my face,

    Put all my toys back in their place,

    And look out at the stars in space

    Before I go to sleep.

    I like the scriptures to be read,

    A glass of water by my bed,

    And I make sure my prayers are said

    Before I go to sleep.

    Mom tucks my blanket ’round me tight,

    Dad smiles as he turns off the light,

    I think of dreams to dream tonight—

    And then go to sleep!

    Illustrated by Pat Hoggan