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Go To Sleep My Dear

Updated on December 23, 2011

Asleep at last.

They are finally asleep -- well, almost.
They are finally asleep -- well, almost.

Go To Sleep My Dear

by Annette Gagliardi

Restless legs sail up - then down.
Arms wave round and round.
Fingers fidget,
Small body squirms.
Little mouth whispers.
         Go to sleep my dear

Mime our morning song.
Sit up for a new sound.
Look at the dog.
Fall off pretend log,
Yawn, jiggle and fuss.
         Go To Sleep My Dear

Squeeze eyes tight.
Phone rings,
Doorbell chimes.
Airplane loud overhead.
I think you should
Just stay in bed.
         Go To Sleep My Dear

Close the door.
Rub little eyes.
Yawn some more,
Drink denied.
Lullaby tried.
         Fast asleep my dear


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      agaglia 5 years ago


      What extremes our children go through to stay awake! But, we also stay up too late - for various reasons.

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      agaglia 7 years ago

      Yes. Some nights I wonder why I even go to bed.

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      eonsrud 8 years ago

      so true! the simple act of falling asleep can often be a major challenge -for the young, or old!