Sleep On Sweet Babe

Sleep on sweet babe, lest you should see
The depth of man`s iniquity
His measure of what life is worth
Upon this wrecked and war-torn earth

Yes slumber on and feel no pain
Nor see the evil one to reign
Do not your eyes be open wide
Stay sleeping in your crib and hide

Sleep on sweet babe stay soft and pure
No human suffering to endure
Keep shut your eyes and slumber deep
Your precious innocence to keep

And still`ed be your tiny world
Your senses never be unfurled
Thus not to see, nor feel, nor hear
This world of sadness, pain and fear

by Valerie Dohren

Comments (1)

What a fabulous three last lines in the second sonnet!