In this blessed coolness of morning

When the world is beginning to wake

Before thought has arisen

               Just being…for being’s sake

In this quiet stillness, gladness fills the air

The birds chirp, the babies stretch

Faces have softened

               Forgetting their cares

As I soak up this moment

And feel God’s deep peace

My thoughts turn to Alyssa

               Sleep sweet my beautiful niece

For all too soon she’ll awaken

And again be filled with sorrow

Though I know it will lessen

With every new tomorrow

I wish I could give her this moment

I wish she could feel my deep peace

So until that moment of waking

               Sleep sweet my beautiful niece

©6/2011 bjbeyers

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