Monday, June 1, 2009

Good Night

It was time to go night-night
It was time to go bed
But Parker had other
Thoughts in his head

We had read many books
We had also said prayers
but Parker was restless
Like a big, growly bear!

I spoke to him softly
Saying all would be right
But all Parker would say
Is, "I don't want to go 'night."

I tried secretly leaving
Determined to go
But Parker kept saying
"Daddy don't go!"

His bed was too small
There was simply no space
I just could not stay there
In that cramped little place

I tried reading again
And rubbing his back
His eyes were now drifting
We were on the right track

We lay there some more
His breathing grew heavy
His eyes were now closed
I knew he was ready

I escaped from the bed
Like a thieve in the night
For fear of a motion
That would cause him to fright

But all was now quiet
In his small little bed
Parker slept soundly
With dreams in his head

Love,
Daddy

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Mom

The Pich�'s said...

When is the story book coming out. Great job - aren't they beautiful when they are sleeping.

Leanne said...

Awww, I love it!

Rose said...

They look so peaceful when they sleep. ALl the frustrations, exhaustions and fears of parenting subside when you look at their beautiful sleeping faces.
Nice poem!!

Christine said...

DID YOU WRITE THAT!!
Wow that is so cute i cant wait to see you!

petite gourmand said...

Priceless..