Gabriel SimpsonLaw

Rookie (March 1960 / Essex England)

Child, Slumber On - Poem by Gabriel SimpsonLaw

Child, slumber on while the man in the moon beams down upon us
Dream - sleeping in my sorry arms as I now guard against night’s gloom
Breathe precious babe; breathe in daddy’s ear forever
For there is nothing so dear to me on earth as this single sound within your room

Peace; peace be all around you. Angels surround and draw your heavenly swords
Face outward; keep your faithful watch upon this my daughter
Who means more to me than your own most powerful Lord
And gladly will I stand his punishment if I offend

But for now, this night, I pray - defend!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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