Sleep comes upon you quickly,
Wrapping your tender body
In sheets soft as cotton.
You rub tiredness into your eyes
With small actions of your small fingers,
And exhaustion creates smudges of shadow
Beneath your eyes.
The light is low,
A dim blue glow on the nightstand,
And your teddy is clasped
In your arms with a well-worn blanket
Made soft with hours of play.
As I croon to you with gentle sounds,
Sleep comes upon you quickly
Your breathing is deep and low
And off to dreamland you go.