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Monday, January 31, 2011

To Bed She Said

Illustration by: Henriette Willebeek Le Mair (1889-1966)

To Bed She Said

Night little monkey man,
Night my glorious steed,
Night my donkey friend,
Time for me to go and read.

Up and off to bed I ran,
Under covers like sister said,
Her to her room I did send,

Because its time for bed.

Stories to read, I did plan,
In came Mom, to bed she said.
So under covers I did blend,
Cuz in came Mom, to bed she said.

Petrina Lesko
January 2011
 This wonderful illustration was posted over at Monday's Child: fare of face hosted by the fantastic bkmackenzie...  especially for children's verse and inspirational efforts to encourage the younger writers out there to follow their dreams.  Hop over to check out other great verse for children.


SandyCarlson said...

I like that so very much.

lightverse said...

Oh how sweet! What a lovely poem that would have been right at home at the time the illustration was drawn!

signed...bkm said...

Lovely rhyme and yes that does sound like a mom...off to bed...thank you so..for your wonderful verse...bkm

Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable.

uma.a said...

Lovely...looks beautiful like a greeting card

Missy said...

Cute poem, that illustration is wonderful!

Jehanne said...

oh this is wonderfully whimsical and lyrical. I love it!

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

that's a very sweet way to say good night. love it

Anonymous said...

Cute and inspirational, loved the image very much ...

Jingle said...

very playful and fun piece.
Thanks for sharing.

Olivia said...

Aaw! That is so nice to read..
I prefer coffee- since I'm sipping from a mug.. :)

Love xx

Stafford Ray said...

Lovely poem, just right for the mood... mothers are such spoil sports!