Monday, 4 April 2011

A Special Bed - Monday's Child # 40

Monday's Child prompt for children's poetry or verse


I have a secret, but please don't tell
for normal beds are all very well
but mine goes to places in my dreams
on sky blue oceans and deep green seas.

It waits until I'm fast asleep
then whisks me off before I can peep
to special coves and golden sands
where it sweeps me in and softly lands.

Then all night long I'll run and play
till it's time to go, then my bed will say
come snuggle now and rest your head
 for to sail you must sleep in your special bed.

40 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

O so very cute! I can imagine reaading this to a young child before he/she goes to sleep! Lovely!

Kylie said...

Simply gorgeous - just right for a bedtime reading!

Raven said...

That is just delightful!

Lisa said...

What a sweet tale. Very nice!

Lisa
InspiredbyLisa

jabblog said...

I like the idea of a bed as a boat sailing into the land of dreams:-) Very sweet!

Chandrika Shubham said...

Cute and interesting.

I liked the ending lines very much. :)

Linda said...

I admire people with your creativity and talent. I must have been hiding behind a door when those were passed out. Good job.

Sheila Moore said...

great lyrical rhymes that would whisk any child into a land of sweet dreams :)

Elaine said...

Just so lovely in every way. Would make even the die-hards want to go to bed. Bravo!

Jinksy said...

What a lovely bed to dream in... :)

earlybird said...

I love 'sky blue oceans and deep green seas'... where did you get the bed? I'd like one too please.

Friko said...

how very sweet.
any child would be happy to have that poem for their very own.

Jingle said...

magic comes when she is fast sleep,
what a fantastic tale.
love it.

Mamma has spoken said...

That's my bed every night! Great poem.

Christine said...

Wonderful words to coax little ones to bed.

signed...bkm said...

Brillant ...I truly love it with the rhyme...so much like the old nursery rhyme that I fell in love with long ago...a delight that any child would love to hear....bkm

A Hootie Hoot said...

I love love love this! I'm going to save this and read it to my son before he goes to bed. Thanks for sharing!

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Deborah said...

Thank you all everso much for your lovely comments x :o)

trisha said...

what a beauty. just relished the fairy tale you wrote. i wish i had a bed like that.

trisha

Selma said...

This reminds me of many of my favourite stories from childhood. The special coves and golden sands are such great images. A story dreams are made of!

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much Trisha and Selma x :o)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

OH! I LOVE this! I remember pretending that my bed was a boat. It's how I used to fall asleep. It was one of my favorite day dreams that helped me drift into night dreams. How sweet. :)

Lynette Killam said...

This is just wonderful, Deborah! It reminds me of Robert Louis Stevenson...I so loved 'The Land of Counterpane' when I heard it as a child in Ireland that it has stayed in my heart. Well done....:)

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Elizabeth and Lynette x :o)

Rinkly Rimes said...

If only all dreams were as good as this!

cj Schlottman said...

Deborah,

This is lovely. The imagery takes me along on that special bed, and I can't imagine a child who would not be enchanted with this poem. Beautiful work.

Namaste..........cj

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments Rinkly Rimes and cj x :o)

Lyn said...

A beautiful dreamland you've found..lovely!

Deborah said...

Thank you Lyn x :o)

Rallentanda said...

Charming story.

manders said...

nice :)
my childhood best friend had one of those beds that was a top bunk with a desk underneath. we always played that it was our boat and we were adrift at sea. it was so much fun

Jerry Walraven said...

What a wonderful little tale.

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for stopping by and your comments x :o)

JL Dodge said...

WoW ! Nicely done !
JL&B

Deborah said...

Thank you JL x :o)

Mandy said...

Beautiful, soothing and inspiring! :D

Deborah said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Mandy x :o)

oceanwavesinblue said...

love it.
superb job.

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Deborah said...

Thank you everso much oceanwavesinblue x :o)