The Preemie’s Prayer

The Preemie’s Prayer
July 26th, 2007
The Preemie’s Prayer

Dear God, as you look down upon us,
We know that you might have to squint.
We’re located here in the NICU:
It’s the nursery that we rent.

There are many alarms and sirens,
Connected to condos and flats.
The nurses tape our booties on,
And dress us in funny hats.

We have a lot in common;
All of us were in a hurry.
For many different reasons,
Our storks came a little early.

Some of us don’t know why,
We bursted out from our bubbles.
We entered into this world,
Never meaning to cause any troubles.

Vickie Spencer 2008