John Carter Brown

A Sentinel - Poem by John Carter Brown

Lay down your head my little one
Close up your sleep-hung eyes;
Give up the day, and all that's gone,
Relinquish earthly ties;
Let calm reside within your breast
Forget the day's long fight;
And join with other dreamers
As they slip into the night.

Then I shall be a sentinel
For you, so much adored;
To care for and protect you
Until you be restored;
For you are all, and everything
To me, and come the morn'
We'll take the day presented us
All fresh and newly born.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written for a loved one who had had a bad day.


(Written Sept 2012)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, October 1, 2012

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