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Sleep Now My Child (poem)

Updated on November 13, 2015

Hush now my child and wander off to sleep

Your mother doesn’t want to hear you cry

I doubt she even knows the reason why

So many turn from her and gently weep


This sacrifice so others could get by

Who knew how deep a change like this might creep

And what tomorrow’s children must now reap

These shadows of another person’s lie


Sleep now my child enjoy the quiet hush

For soon another mother will wear out

And you will have to rise and take her place


Sleep now my child so they won’t have to blush

As others who have mothers scream and shout

At those who are the cause of this disgrace


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So sad and so touching.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Interesting poem, but I'm unsure of the reason behind it. Is the child sleeping or dead? Please enlighten.