When I lay down in my sleepy bed,

my mom tucks me in with a kiss on my head.

Before I lay down to sleep,

my mom and I pray and I close my eyes hard

with ne’er a peep,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed!

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed,

around my chin tightly go the snug sheets.

I feel so warm that I am almost asleep,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed!

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed,

I have nothing to fear.

Though in the darkness I can

ne’er see her body,

I can still make out her sweet head.

I have nothing to fear

since Mom is always so near,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed.

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed

soon out go all the dim lights.

Chairs now become soldiers

in the fury of battle at its heights!

But I have nothing to fear

since Mom is still so near,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed.

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed,

soon I breath deeply,

relaxing as I lay,

my eyelids sagging sleepily.

But still I have nothing to fear

since Mom is ever so near,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed.

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed

shadows now become shapes!

The shapes now become apes!

The apes love to dance and rattle

as I lay still and dare not tattle!

But I have nothing to fear

since Mom is somewhere so near,

as I lay down in my sleepy bed.

 

As I lay so still in my sleepy bed,

a puff of warm wind gently lifts me,

carrying me onward with all of its might,

with the help of the moonbeams who

whisk me forward in great delight.

The fairies of the moon,

the warm wind,

onward we go,

on right through the dark night,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed.

 

When I lay down in my sleepy bed,

oh how my eyes do soon open,

and out my bedside window I see

the golden sun.

He peeks above the trees on the horizon

just to make my nights so fun,

when I lay down in my sleepy bed!

 

© H.L. Dowless, 2020

 

Poem for Kids written by H.L. Dowless

Illustration by Pixabay, with thanks.

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1. What do you like to imagine, when you lay down to sleep?