Lullaby | Teen Ink


February 18, 2010
By JessicaLeitner BRONZE, Hartford, Wisconsin
JessicaLeitner BRONZE, Hartford, Wisconsin
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Sleep, my baby, sleep.
Close your eyes and end another day.
Dream of the things that make you young again.
Dream of the things that make you hope for the future.
Close your eyes and end another reality.
Dream of the great things you can turn out to be.
Dream of the effortless paths that you will take to get there.
Close your eyes and end another heartbreak.
Dream about her hair twisting around her finger.
Dream about the curves that keep you studying.
Close your eyes and forget about your uncertainties.
The changes keep on rolling,
But watching you sleep is the rock
That breaks the wheel.
Keep me still in this moment,
Just with you.
So please,
Sleep, my baby, sleep.

The author's comments:
I wrote this while watching my boyfriend sleep one night.

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on Jun. 14 2010 at 4:19 pm
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

I LOVE this. I really like the line "close your eyes and end another way". It's amazing because that's what we do every night, but I have never heard it said like that :)