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Keep your face to the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

But Now I Must Sleep! by Margaret Kerswell

But Now I Must Sleep! by Margaret Kerswell

But now I must sleep,

I’ve tried counting sheep,

But sheep just don’t work!



I counted them jumping right over a gate,

The looks they gave me filled with hate,

“We’re sick of this gate” they bleated and barred

“Our poor legs are tired, it’s getting quite hard!

Round in a circle again and again

We’ve already jumped it nine times, maybe TEN!

If you’ve got any sense, put your head on your pillow

Feel it snugly and warm, like a big soft marshmallow

You’ll close your eyes and drift off to sleep

And leave us alone, we poor knackered sheep!”



But now I must sleep,

I’ve tried counting sheep,

But sheep just don’t work.....


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