Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

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By DMG Byrnes

Now I lay me down to sleep,
To prepare for eve and darkness, deep.
Should blackness come for me this night,
It will meet a vicious fight.

As I lay me down to sleep,
I arm for nightmares as they creep.
Waiting to slip into sleeping mind.
When I find them, I shall not be kind.

Here I lay me down to sleep,
That soul may rest and till morning, keep.
Defy the night and its reaching claws
Slip through its fingers and snapping jaws.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

  1. Wonderful piece of poetry. You create images with your words very well. It’s like the adult version of lay me down to sleep. Praying the monsters in life won’t hurt you and that sleep will give you peace.
    Great job.

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