Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,071 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sleep On Sweet Babe - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Sleep on sweet babe, lest you should see
The depth of man`s iniquity
His measure of what life is worth
Upon this wrecked and war-torn earth

Yes slumber on and feel no pain
Nor see the evil one to reign
Do not your eyes be open wide
Stay sleeping in your crib and hide

Sleep on sweet babe stay soft and pure
No human suffering to endure
Keep shut your eyes and slumber deep
Your precious innocence to keep

And still`ed be your tiny world
Your senses never be unfurled
Thus not to see, nor feel, nor hear
This world of sadness, pain and fear

Topic(s) of this poem: innocence

Form: Ballad

Comments about Sleep On Sweet Babe by Valerie Dohren

  • Nick Jordan (9/3/2015 1:51:00 PM)

    Yet again a beautiful piece of work Valerie. (Report) Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (8/22/2015 7:37:00 PM)

    A lovely poem preaching peace, praying for mankind to be happy and peaceful. (Report) Reply

    Valerie Dohren (8/23/2015 5:54:00 AM)

    Thank you for commenting Amitava.

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (8/8/2015 11:29:00 PM)

    I could see the soft, kind and pure heart of the person who write this lines. This poem really spreads the message of Peace in the minds of mankind. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (6/30/2012 11:49:00 PM)

    simply beautiful, like the others, they flow so gently, really sweet and well written, thank you, valerie (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2012 11:51:00 AM)

    When each of my babies were born, I dedicated them back to God, knowing full well that while He gives them to us, there is no certainty as to how long we get to keep them and I prayed, Lord, if for some reason this child that you have given me should be taken from me, let it be while he/she is yet tender and unblemished by this world's iniquity as you so aptly put it, rather than drunk at the wheel or God forbid, by lethal injection with little assurance of their salvation. His answer came in two fold. He gave me two priceless sons who I will never have to wonder or worry about their accountability, a beautiful daughter who, along with her husband have a huge youth ministry and an irrepressible son who has given me four beautiful grandchildren, all who love to sing and pray.

    So you can see how this one comes unequivocally close to my heart. I gave it the highest I could go. Thank you for bringing such a lovely piece to us.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 23, 2015

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