Paul Vincent Shimizu


A Bedtime Story


Please mother, read me a bedtime story
I will do anything you ask me to
Open a good book and read it to me
I promise to give you a kiss or two

Please, oh please mother, that's all I've asked of you
Please, oh please mother, please don't make me feel blue

It's the only thing that I want to end the day
Before Mister Sandman comes to take me away

I will follow everything you say
My dear mother, I'll have it your way

Read me your once favorite bedtime story
Please know mother, it would mean a lot to me

Submitted: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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