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Mama Close My Eyes For Me

After I bathed and ate, mama and I would usually pray.

And I recall (in bed) I would playfully say:

"Mama use your hands and close my eyes for me."

When they place me on the gurney

And place their poison in me

"Mama use your hands and close my eyes for me."

When God decides that my time is up

And I no longer hold my head up

"Mama use your hands and close my eyes for me."

When you see me gasping to breathe

And my heart's no longer submitting a beat

"Mama use your hands and close my eyes for me."

At the funeral parlor, after the cleaning and dressing

Mama don't cry over me!

"Mama use your hands and close my eyes for me."