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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

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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

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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

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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.