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Hush child, my precious one, lay your head to rest.
For it is well and you should know, you have done your best.

Lay down with dreams of those who care, holding you to breast.
As arms encircle, hold you tight, Hush child, gently rest.

For it was long ago child, and you did do your best.
fought off those who sought to take, all and then the rest.

while demons cirlced round your soul, now child, gently rest.
for it was long ago, that you did will to pass this test.

And now it is no more, so lay your poor head to rest.
No demons gather round your bed to mock and chide or jest.

For it was long ago child, and you are like the rest.
hoping for a bightness, to light your path the best.

the better for to see your way, not now dear one, just rest.
This world has done enough, so lay your fears to rest.

there is a child who wants to do, what you like the best.
To set your soul free, wondering, at this world and yes,

This child longs to hear you laugh, tears are not all that's left.
and when you meet this little child love them like the rest.

hold tight to them and vow my friends. by this one to do your best.
and try to light the way for them, to see all of the rest.

FOr many children lost thier way, and do not know that they can rest.
that tears can now be shed, for family friends and yes.

for that one child, who longed to be,where they were loved the best
held tight in arms that never tired, and gave thier loved one rest.

So hold that child tight in your heart, love them most, and yes,
vow to never let them go, while you can do your best.

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by wally 5

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This is an awesome piece! What made you think of this subject as it is not one we often read about in literary circles?

( Posted by: The demure 1 [Member] On: March 4, 2006 )

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This is a sad and wistful piece and quite a different subject matter for you, Wally!

( Posted by: witchy woman [Member] On: March 4, 2006 )

Read This! Hey!
This is a really different sort of poem from you, Wally. The subject matter is sad, and you pull it off well -- it isn't pandering or sentimental, and I didn't detect a single false note. I really liked the way you kept the same rhyme moving thgroughout the poem. That must have been difficult! Excellent work. More should read it.

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: March 6, 2006 )

thanks for the comment viper, I had been meaning to write something like this for a long time. It finally all came together...I just kept thinking of my adopted inuit son and what i would tell him if something like that happened to him.

( Posted by: wally 5 [Member] On: March 6, 2006 )

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