Tuesday, April 23, 2013

“Bedtime Story”

Bedtime Story

for Jeremiah

Come hear a sory, children,
   and help me make it real.
Take the path that Alice took
   and spin the golden wheel.

Come chase that odd, white rabbit
  down to the Mad Hatter’s place,
then search for the grinning cat
   who somehow lost his face.

      Let’s go meet Cinderella.
   Let’s shake the Prince’s hand.
Let’s take the yellow brick road
         and fly to Neverland.

      Come meet Christopher Robin
   and nap with Winnie-the-Pooh.
Let’s fret with piglet and Eeyore
   and romp with Tigger and Roo.

      We’ll fight of witches, dragons
         and a ticking crocodile.
Let’s find out where the sidewalk ends,
         then sit and rest awhile.

We’ll drink from a chocolate river
   and care for Paddington Bear,
then stop and watch the tortoise
         outrun that lazy hare.

Just listen to the stories children,
         and listen to them well.
Just sleep and we will go there
      to see them for ourselves.

Barbie Angell
© 2012


  1. It's as if you took the reader's hand and led them on this journey through stories. I also like the gentle, lulling tone.

  2. aw, thank you. that's the sweetest comment i've ever gotten.
    : )


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