Monday, June 17, 2013

Songs of sleep

Sleep comes like a shadow
along life's dreary lane
just when you least expect
and makes life sane again

Sleep works its well kept secret
as life screams its ancient plans
sleep takes over in silent jest
when life has just begun in earnest

Life's mysterious joys are replaced
when sleep's wondrous truth is faced
chaste life has a fitting end
when virgin sleep comes to befriend