Christina A. Sharik

SLEEP SWEET, MY SON

Christina A. Sharik: Sleep Sweet, My SonSleep, my son,
my dear, young one û
Sleep deep and sweet;
your duty’s done.

Sleep sweet
you’re almost home
wrapped in our flag
you’re not alone.

No one loved you
more than I;
I’ll see your light
in a moonlit sky

I’ll feel your breath
in the swaying grass
I’ll feel at ease
as the breezes pass.

Your hand on my shoulder
won’t be just rain,
I’ll close my eyes
to hide the pain

Sleep, my child,
my dear, young one
Sleep deep and sweet
your duty’s done.