This poem was inspired by: A Child Sleeps written by Carol Ann Duffy
If you think you might be interested in reading a little poetry, then read on.
Sshhh, she’s sleeping, a whisper
Response, stay quiet, don’t bump
Or thump the time has passed.
Appreciative of moments when
There is little, not even a clap.
Soundly sleeping in the basket.
The knock upon the door, sends
Shivers down the spine, don’t
Knock, no more.
Sshhh, she’s sleeping
Is sound enough to say,
If she is woken after a second
Come what may.
Sleep too long and a late night
Will be part of the task.
For a simple ten minutes is
Enough to free her from her
Tired hate and regroup and get
Ready for an onslaught of
Nursery rhymes and cake.
Now that is how I remember parenting.