Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

Rock Me In Your Arms Asleep


Rock me in your arms asleep
As the life force from me seeps,
Cradle me as a child,
Soothe me with your purring smile;

Long I've reigned from boy to man,
I've lived my life as nature planned,
Along the way I've done some good,
I've split some logs and stacked some wood;

Now I lapse in my decline,
A feeble shadow of my prime,
Un-reconciled to coming death
As I labor for each breath;

Do not mistake this man of fears
For the man I was for years;
Reluctant on this grey-black shore
To resume the shade I was before;

Oh rock me to that final sleep,
Singing softly as you weep
Down into that canyon deep,
Whose jagged walls are harsh and steep.

Submitted: Monday, December 03, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 03, 2012

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  • A B (12/3/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    simply superb......a v nice poem...........a meaningful verse (Report) Reply

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