Lullaby Poem

H. Bullough 2016

There are many nights as a mother when you need sleep so badly but your baby just won’t let you put her down. At times like this, every thought becomes a desperate plea. “Please, Baby, go to sleep.”

Sleep, Baby

If you sleep, Baby
Go to sleep, Baby
Then Mama can go to sleep, too.

You’re awake, Baby,
What’s it take, Baby?
You need to have some dream-time, too.

We will play, Baby
While we pray, Baby
That you will rest in slumber, too.

Quiet sighs, Baby
Close your eyes, Baby
So Mama can close her eyes, too.

So now sleep, Baby
Go to sleep, Baby
So Mama can go to sleep, too.

– H. Bullough 5-2-2017
From a poetry prompt to write a poem like a lullaby.

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