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Sleep Well, Little One







©Sherry Gallagher 2017
Sleep well, little one….
they married too soon
when sweet waters babbled and promises bloomed,
too young to care for what life had in store
for a bearded young fool and the wildling adored.

They lived on a prayer that took wing to their lives
until bad feather days began moulting from strife.
You came to greet them when they were half-done
and no longer living on diets of song.

They were too young to value what wisdom had learned,
how when boredom sets in it's so easily turned,
as chance can spin time into new garments worn
and the wildling's no longer when a young beard is shorn.

They knew nothing of this, the secrets of days,
and both led their wills through a darkening maze,
losing their way and losing their child
to what they only knew later would make life worthwhile.

Sleep well, little one….
they married too soon
when sweet waters babbled and promises bloomed,
too young to care for what life had in store
for a bearded young fool and the wildling adored. 

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