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A Broken Lullaby

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A Broken Lullaby

Hush now, there now, please don't cry -
Mommy will sing you a lullaby
Of little lambs as white as snow,
And twinkling stars that glitter and glow.

Hush now, there now, little one -
Mommy's here but Daddy's gone
Now drink your milk and do not weep,
Dry your eyes and go to sleep.

There now, be still, whine no more -
You'll be alone so lock the door.
There's something good for you to eat;
Some ham and cheese and a sug'ry treat.

Please be quiet, let me be -
Mommy's busy, can't you see?
Read a book or go and play
But don't bother me for the rest of the day.

Oh, come on now, whatever's wrong?
Why isn't all your homework done
Why do you always lock your door
Why don't you talk to me anymore?

Oh, no, no, no! It cannot be;
My only child is dead, you see -
They found her lying on her bed
With a needle in her arm and a note that read:

"Hush now, Mommy, please don't cry -
My life is broken and I want to die.
Where I am it's dark and cold
And I wish I had your hand to hold."

2008 by Belinda van Rensburg

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Updated Feb 23rd 2012 at 10:54 PM by paidforinfull

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  1. MercyChild's Avatar
    Deep, but touching, so much truth in one poem.