Sleep banish my sorrows, take me away,
to distant lands where love will abide,
in the warmth of sunshine for all the day,
and love at night lays closely by my side.
Take me up to a celestial slide,
where stars will shine so brightly as I play,
sliding gleefully down spirals so far,
landing ever so softly on each star.
Then bring fluffy beautiful clouds of white,
so I can dance within their lovely mist,
and forget I recently missed my bliss,
when hopes I once had were so quickly dashed.
Then when Ol’ Sol goes down and comes the night,
let me not dream of being sweetly kissed,
let me not dream of anything at all,
for I cannot take yet another fall.
From slumber deep upon the golden moon,
let me awake on the Aegean Sea,
floating gently in a private lagoon,
where the only one I will meet is me.
And when I meet this one who is alone,
give me some wisdom to understand me,
and to know that hope lives on, for my love
is not lost, it lives in my star above.
The beauty of this loving made me strong,
at times helped me to forgive myself for
losing my sanity, saying things wrong,
to the one who gave me kindness and more.
He gave me friendship so true, so sincere,
helped me understand myself, to see clear,
I saw the truth when he brought me near it,
he is dear to me, gentle in spirit.
© 2018 Phyllis Doyle Burns
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