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Night the intervening time to sleep
between the dawn and dusk
Night seems to be beautiful
When we fall asleep in right mood.

Sleep is enjoyable when it is normal
When it is disturbed, and in horror dreams
The nightmares, sleep becomes a curse
Silence, and positive energy vital
For a good night's enjoyable sleep.

Night sometimes it becomes fearful
where surroundings are in conflicts
Or there are reports of thieves
In such nights sleep is gone somewhere.

A good night's sleep, sound sleep essential
For body, mind, and intellect, calmness
Make always mind in equanimity and peaceful
To get a good night's sleep enjoyable.
Gangadharan nair Pulingat..

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The Child Asleep. (From The French)

Sweet babe! true portrait of thy father's face,
Sleep on the bosom that thy lips have pressed!
Sleep, little one; and closely, gently place
Thy drowsy eyelid on thy mother's breast.

Upon that tender eye, my little friend,
Soft sleep shall come, that cometh not to me!
I watch to see thee, nourish thee, defend;
'Tis sweet to watch for thee, alone for thee!

His arms fall down; sleep sits upon his brow;
His eye is closed; he sleeps, nor dreams of harm.
Wore not his cheek the apple's ruddy glow,
Would you not say he slept on Death's cold arm?

Awake, my boy! I tremble with affright!
Awake, and chase this fatal thought! Unclose
Thine eye but for one moment on the light!
Even at the price of thine, give me repose!

Sweet error! he but slept! -- I breathe again;
Come, gentle dreams, the hour of sleep beguile!
Oh, when shall he, for whom I sigh in vain,
Beside me watch to see thy waking smile?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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For you're tired of your troubles
For your body is weary
For it spares your eyes from crying
In order to forget
To keep away from your sorrowful regrets
Orange Scribbles

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Sleep Took A Walk

I am wide awake, wandering in the morning light,
My weariness has been with me throughout the night.
I feel sadness within my bones, and my heart is cold,
Sleep must have a conscious and be very bold.

I guess sleep went out for a walk tonight,
Along with happiness and the joy of the coming day.
It's not uncommon for them to slip quietly away.
They also need some time, to run and play.

I can survive a night without my precious sleep,
Tomorrow I will be dreaming while counting sheep.
Sometime days like this our bound to happen,
Like a day with no hot rock music, only Rappin.

Sleep went out on the town last night, I stayed home.
I walked around sleepless as my mind did roam.
I played solitaire games, and danced in the night
And finally in I found sleep in the morning light.

Sleep came home with happiness and Joy,
With dreams and hopes and squeaky yellow toy.
So I found my pillow and laid down my head
And I fell with sleep on my big soft bed.

REB (FEB 2012) because sometimes sleep isn't there
Rik Bertrand

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