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Talk in Your Sleep
by J.A. Aarntzen
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My mother-in-law has been staying with us these past few months. This poem was inspired by her and the words that come from her during the night.

Talk in Your Sleep

Talk in your sleep
And reveal what’s deep
And hidden inside you
Take a big yawn
To greet the dawn
And clear your head
Roam around the yard
That you keep under guard
And look for any intrusion
Keep very quiet
Don’t cause a riot
And accept what’s done
Watch up in the sky
With a wishful eye
And search for a sign
Hold onto your belief
Know it will give relief
And ease your burden
Do what you can
Within your lifespan
And find your peace
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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/9/2011
Finding peace, that is the paramount thing. Well penned and heart touching.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/7/2011
seems a bit sad--well expressed
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 5/5/2011
I love the title; it's a grabber. The first and fifth stanzas are my favorites, but I do so relate to this poem in its entirety. I recently lost my aunt and grandmother within just two weeks of one another. In her last days, I know my grandmother was trying to find her peace.
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 5/5/2011
Joe - One day your mother will be at peace and until then - listen closely to her words because they have meaning. Both, my mother and father had Alzheimer's and towards their end their words were unrecognizable to me, but yet I carried on a conversation with them knowing it would one day be our last.

God Bless You and your Mom,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/5/2011
This reminded me of my own mother in law who lived with us for many years the last several of which she had Alzeimers and spent most of the night talking out loud in her own worlds.

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