Sleeping child

That strange coexistence of  impulse
a sleeping child
that prayed for rest
yet that thread of thrill exists
sings another tune
entices the fingers with a longing
to wake the sleeping eyes
so they make twinkle
so they may dance
so fast, too fast,
this growing thing.
My tired says sleep
while my wisdom says wake.

2 thoughts on “Sleeping child

  1. Normally would give this 5 stars but with the standard set by your other poems that I’ve read so far, giving this 4. I don’t know about the value of rating systems, etc. Poems are so personal. It’s always interesting to me to see top poets on poemhunter get such low ratings. For example, this Christina Rosetti poem (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-pause) gets a 4.8 rating (out of 10) as does this John Clare poem (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-vision-13/). For me, that John Clare poem is terrific with both an obvious meaning and a deeper meaning. Same with this Rosetti poem (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-baby-s-cradle-with-no-baby-in-it) which gets 5.3 — the obvious and the deeper meaning so seamlessly co-existing. I am out of time — will bookmark your site (and follow) to read your earlier posts. Thanks for such excellent writing!!!

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