By DMG Byrnes
Now I lay me down to sleep,
To prepare for eve and darkness, deep.
Should blackness come for me this night,
It will meet a vicious fight.
As I lay me down to sleep,
I arm for nightmares as they creep.
Waiting to slip into sleeping mind.
When I find them, I shall not be kind.
Here I lay me down to sleep,
That soul may rest and till morning, keep.
Defy the night and its reaching claws
Slip through its fingers and snapping jaws.