Photo Challenge #253 – Angels on the Wall

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She wakes in the night calling me

“They’re here again,” she wails

Clutching her bedclothes, biting on her lip,

She looks to me for safety

Says they are on the walls

She sees them dancing, prancing

One, in particular, being nasty to her.

I hold her reassuring her she is safe

As I look around, I see them too

But I know who they are

They have visited me more than once

I shut my eyes, but they are still there.

They are angels I tell my baby,

They mean no harm,

They come to watch over you

Each has a special job to do

One will see you asleep

One will watch as you grow

One will create every good dream

But the prancing one can be mischievous

So don’t be alarmed by his antics.

She settles down in my arms

I place her head upon her pillow

Kiss her eyes asleep.

I look up and tell them to behave

They gaze back, knowing what I mean.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/photo-challenge-253/

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9 Responses to Photo Challenge #253 – Angels on the Wall

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful story.

  2. Lyn says:

    Great story, Michael. I quite like that wallpaper, too.

  3. crimsonprose says:

    That’s a cuddly tale. L)

  4. Violet Lentz says:

    Beautiful lullaby, Michael

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