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I am 80.
Today, Dear Lord, Im 80 and theres much I havent done.
I hope, Dear Lord, Youll let me live until Im 81.
But then, if I havent finished all I want to do,
Would you let me stay awhile, until Im 82?
So many places I want to go, so very much to see,
Do you think you could manage to make it 83?
The world is changing very fast, there is so much in store.
Id like it very much to live until Im 84.
And if by then Im still alive, Id like to stay till 85.
More planes up in the air, so Id really like to stick,
And see what happens to the world when Im 86.
I know Dear Lord, its much to ask (and it must be nice in heaven),
But I would really like to stay until I am 87.
I know by then I wont be fast, and sometimes will be late,
But it would be so pleasant to be around at 88.
I have seen so many things, and had a wonderful time,
So Im sure that Ill be willing to leave at 89 .
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