Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Boys...

Sitting between them
on the sofa,
I read aloud
from their favorite books.

It's been a full day
for two tired boys,
and their little heads, heavy with sleep,
lean against my shoulders.

The story is only
halfway read,
when I know they both
have slipped away
to their dreaming place.
But I keep my voice low
and continue to read.

Should one or the other
partially wake,
as sometimes happens
when sleep is new,
I want them to think
that nothing's changed
in their little world,
so they'll feel safe.

Or maybe I just want
to lengthen the stay
of two small heads
leaning on me,
while I pretend
my world, too,
hasn't changed.

~Rae Turnbull


The Green Pea said...

Well, it is Sunday and I will come over and lean my head on your shoulder and fall asleep while you read. That sounds so fun to me. I love those little heads on my shoulders too! How sweet. Have a nice week. Sandi

Mumzie said...

These little guys are so cute! Are they going back to school this week? Great poem. Mumzie

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What cuties.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

ocmist said...

Made me cry... I had my Little Bear at LEAST twice a week from the time he was born until he turned 5, and then my Son had to move for his job and I only get to see him once a month or every 6 weeks or so... He LOVED being read to and snuggled with. I miss him so much!

You are so blessed to have them there to spend time with you! Linda

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, look at those little cuties! Love the poem!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...this is so sweet!!!!....
....I remember times like this with my two little boys falling asleep whilst I read their favorite books.......

....thank you for sharing this
beautiful poem!