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Just tonight my Monkey

Updated on August 2, 2012

Your smile lifted off the clouds

As we approached our home

You run and skip with such delight

Around all you've ever known

Can I stay up late please Daddy

You ask with hope and grace

Just tonight my monkey

A huge grin across my face

so we watch your favourite movie

Your toys across the floor

But the day quickly takes it's toll

And you begin to snore

I see that you are dreaming

Restless kicking at your feet

A troubled dream in strange lands

With the monsters that you meet

So I rest my hand upon you

And whisper in your ear

It's all right my sweet monkey

Don't you worry Daddy's here

Your restless feet stop kicking

And a tear falls from my eye

As you stretch out whilst still sleeping

And you breath a peaceful sigh

Shall I stay up all night long now

Just to make this moment last

For time stops when you're not here

When you are it's gone so fast

But I know you'll wake me early

Daddy please get out of bed

And my heart will feel the sunshine

As your voice spins round my head


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    • Simba73 profile image
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      Simba73 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you so much Sommer, I hoped you would read it as we seemed to have the sleeping kids love thing in common :)

      Simba

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      Sommer Dalton 5 years ago

      This is really beautiful! I love love it!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      That's the way to see your precious Savannah, Simba! Let her voice spin sunshine 'round your head. Let her sunshine warm your heart and pour your heart into her soul!

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      Rufus89 5 years ago from USA, New Mexico

      That's an awesome idea. It's great, and she'll feel it, that you are constantly thinking about her and that you cherish your time with her. That's so important. Thanks for another great poem.

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      forall 5 years ago

      Beautifully written! powerful words! Voted up!

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      Simba73 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Joy,

      I wrote last night as she was sleeping next to me on the sofa, she has given me so much inspiration to write and when she's older they will be my gift to her.

      Simba

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      Joy Autumn 5 years ago from Missouri

      Beautiful poem. Great job.