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Sleep just for awhile

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Sleep just for awhile

         Hush sweet baby please don’t cry         
     I’ll sing you a love sweet lullaby

    Never mind the boogie in your head
        Come lay on top of your silken bed

                      Sweep out things you can’t understand
                             As I play this song on the Baby grand 

                     You are quite special can’t you see
                    Many try to change like you to be

      So never think any less of your self
   Please come back being the naughty elf

Come let me sip water coconuts
From the word palm tree besots

            You have slept long enough
                 Grab your pillows shake and fluff

It’s just not the same without you
Please don’t send me to sleep too

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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations friend for winning in PD’s “Send Me To Sleep” contest. Cheers!! (^_^) love Maria

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 6:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem winning in P.D.'s "Send me to sleep...." contest Joy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 12:46:00 AM
    SUPER CONGRATS JOY ON A FINE WIN BY PD LUV ..

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 10:12:00 AM
    So fun this one is. VERY well done, Joy. you put joy into your poetry! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 3:39:00 AM
    Big congratulations Joy I think it's time for a nap xx

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 9:38:00 PM
    Joy, CONGRATULATIONS with your awesome poem. :-) thank you for the ZZZZZZZZZZ's~ in my "Send me to sleep....... contest" enjoyed the comfort and thought ~Always & Forever * PD

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 6:30:00 AM
    Ahhh!..Enjoyed reading this one today..It would be nice in real life to have someone on one's team who said "You are quite special can't you see"...Soup mail soon..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:35:00 AM
    This is really lovely, Joy! : ) I enjoyed the rhyme and the imagery. A little sad but what such is life. Well written. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 9:26:00 PM
    Joy; This is really neat. I like it. We don't want her to sleep too long, just a short while will do. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:43:00 PM
    awww I love singing lullabys do you know All the Pretty Little Ponies? Light & Love

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 10/20/2012 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know that one Deb...mine is based off the rhythm of this one my mom used to sing to us...Hush little baby please don't cry, mom is going to buy you a mocking bird...I don't know if it is well known, or if it is a West Indian thingy. enlighten me plz, anyone who knows.
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:06:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write my friend! I really enjoyed this delightful and intriguing poem! What an awesome message you brought to us, I loved this piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 4:36:00 PM
    I'm back ..... I must say ..... was so taken with this poem Joy - LOVE it. - Thank you. - Many warm hugs from Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 4:15:00 PM
    there is a sorrow here that breaks my heart, yet there is the soothing and loving comfort you give. you are wonderful. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Hi joy great poem got me yawning good luck in the contest