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Lullaby [a poem]

By Candice Leigh | Featured Contributor


Come in from the outside
follow the sound of my voice
let my words caress you
let my voice be your guide
you are safe here

Quietly in the corner the piano starts to play
with each stroke your shoulders ease
the weight of the world is no more
fall into me and I will catch you
you are safe here

Sing to me your worries and I’ll help carry your tune
no more wars fought alone
its time for just us
beautiful isn’t it
you are safe here

Don’t hold back
fallen tears were always meant to fall
for the dirt beneath our feet depend on them
how else would we grow
bury your pain in me
and you’ve taught me to evolve
your thoughts are safe here

Let me in, it’s cold out
though the cold is no match for what’s brewing inside
I see you
on most nights I am you
open up and you’ll see I’ve been here all along
we’ll cross this bridge together
the piano continues to play
the last of tonight’s tears have fallen
her heart has opened and her eyes have closed
I’ll be the nights you need to fall apart
sleep easy my love
you are safe here
you’ll always be safe here.

Candice Leigh
Candice Leigh

I am a 31-year-old writer, mother, wife, and blogger at I Have Writes. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, I’ve been writing since high school and have more black-and-white composition books than any school supply list could demand. Three years ago, I realized that writing is what I want to do with the rest of my life and today am in the process of publishing my first collection of poetry.


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