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  The Insomniac's Prayer
by Sara L Russell
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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Written at a time when I used to suffer from terrifying sleep-paralysis dreams. I hope it may help other insomniacs, as a bedtime litany.

Sara L. Russell 2000

The ripening berries
Summer's last blaze
when her breath is of jasmine
and phlox is her sigh
Let me dream then,
of summer
and float through the haze
peaceful breath
bed of poppies
ceiling of blue sky

Let me float
like a feather
in the arms
of the breeze
Let me drift
like a leaf
on a tide, upstream
with the murmur of water
the soft hum of bees
in a garden
in peace
in sleep
in a dream

Send me love's angels
to watch at my bed
golden of voice
and silver of wing;
two at the far corners
two at my head
with my dreams
all of heaven
when softly
they sing

Send me a light
that can never grow dim
love, like a candle
to lighten my heart
empty my mind
of each worry and whim
and the ghosts
of nights demons
that tear me apart

Till I float
like a feather
in the arms
of the breeze
and drift
like a leaf
on a tide, upstream
love make me wise
through life's cruelties
sleep dry my eyes
make me still
let me dream.

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Reviewed by Edward Phillips
Too peaceful, too gentle, too poetic to be flowing from an insomniac's pen. More like a kind, loving spirit who already has all the things she wishes for and only wishes to share them. You just did.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
...let me dream... please!
captivating, exquisite write, sara.
be well,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Till I float
like a feather
in the arms
of the breeze
and drift
like a leaf
on a tide,

I can almost drift off to sleep reading these lovely verses, Sara. Thank you for sharing this therapeutic prayer. Love and best wishes,

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