Sleep Tight, My Love

happyfeetmama By happyfeetmama, 25th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Nothing beats watching your child sound asleep in your arms, safe from all harm. Writing a little poem for little moments like this.

Sleep Tight, My Love

Eyes shut tight,
Surrendered finally
To her exhausted body.
Counting her long eyelashes one by one,
Watching her lips tremble slightly,
Listening to her soft, sweet breath.
A perfect face.
The most peaceful space.

Her little fingers clutching her baby bear,
She stretches her arms,
She rolls over and back,
Her legs cycle couple times,
Gradually settling back into her fetal position.
Sound asleep once again,
In the safest, the most familiar place.

If her angel face,
Shall be startled
By the whistle of the passing train,
I shall wipe her little tears,
And gently whisper,
Into her little ears,
"Sweet baby Omi,
Do not fear,
For mommy is here."
I will sing a lullaby,
I will say my little prayer,
till she rests her bewildered eyes,
Dozing off soundly in no time.

Keep her sheltered
From the evil,
the wickedness of this world.
Let there not be
One moment of darkness.
For if there shall be
Nights with no stars,
Days with no sun,
She shall still find
The little sparkles
You left in her heart.

Copyright 2013 Katherine Yeung
All Rights Reserved


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A work-from-home mom of a super-active, super-clingy toddler. Currently living in North Carolina, USA.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Jul 2013 (#)

Very tender and love-filled poem. These thoughts and feelings make the world go around - siva

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author avatar happyfeetmama
26th Jul 2013 (#)

@Sivaramakrishnan A
Thanks Siva! I have all these tender feeling once my baby is actually asleep. Getting her to go to bed is another matter =)

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author avatar Omispapabear
27th Jul 2013 (#)

I need to be more like that. You are so much more gentle than me as a parent. Thank you for being such a great mom.

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