Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer

Day 1 Of My Birthday Month

 

DAY 1, My Month, Amending Song And Prayer

I am on a rainbow adventure… but before my adventure I am rewriting the night time prayer the one that says if I die before I wake you know it starts with now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep if I die before I wake I need to change that line for goodness sake and here’s what I want it to be… if I Cry in my sleep please wipe my tears as I weep… okay that’s my word of wisdom for this morning happy first day of my month capital M capital Y. I since changed this to the following:

Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the lord my soul to keep

If in my sleep I should sing         OR    If I cry while I sleep

Won’t you please let sweet harmonies ring   OR   please dry my tears as I weep

God bless everyone I love

Keep them healthy and strong………………Amen

 

Regarding the revision I wish to make to the Peter, Paul, and Mary  song “PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON”

Revised: an adult not ashamed to show love and a happier end to the story…. this song needs fantasy, not reality, for children and adults…(still kids at heart)

 

Here is the original in its entirety, so you don’t have to go crazy trying to remember the whole song. I bolded the verses I want to revise.

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff

Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name

Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys
One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave

Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

The Revision:

A dragon lives forever
But little children grow to be big boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for big boy toys
One fine night it happened
Jackie Paper was grown up tall
But he loved Puff even more so now/ winter, spring, summer and fall
OR /As he ducked under the dragon cave wall

 

Puff now sailed proudly, his head the clouds above
Puff now had an adult on board not ashamed to show his love
His life-long friend made Puff, brave as brave could be
And Puff that mighty dragon roared and lived each day happily

 

Oh, Puff…

 

There…now I don’t cry that Puff died of loneliness because his friend grew up, sorry, that is just toooo brutal for me…I like mine so much better…and it makes me cry that an adult can be affectionate and they can still be friends…but they are tears of joy not pain, sorrow, suffering, loneliness… whewwwww…I guess I am just a softy romantic… I do not know what I am… no labels…but I know what I like and don’t like…and I like mine better….so there…maybe I will start a reprise of the song with revised lyrics…. so there….lol…. Neal Harvey…… good day! (I am going to have a pen name….Neal Harvey….. Harvey was my dad…so it fits, and he liked Paul Harvey)

Neal Klein
Life After Emilee, on the loss of my wife to pancreatic cancer. I’m not accepting comments right now but please feel free to get in touch via my Contact page.

 

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