Good night, worries, get to sleep.
No more time for us to weep.

Let's be happy, smile tonight,
wake tomorrow calm and bright.

Farewell, troubles, let us rest.
Peace be with you, and be blessed.


Goodbye, problems, we must go.
Now the stars begin to show

up above our Earth so bright
by the big moon full of light.

So long, sadness. All is good.
Now we're dreaming as we should.

Lulla-bye-bye © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Nursery Rhyme challenge prompt - link:

A lullaby nursery rhyme.

The calming approach to this poem was inspired by the recent heightened global anxiety of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

I imagine it could be something a parent or guardian could sing to a child at bedtime.

Imagine reading this according to the tune of the 1806 classic nursery rhyme "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star": ,_Twinkle,_Little_Star

- the melody of which was based on an older (1761) tune yet: !_vous_dirai-je,_maman
Submitted: March 18, 2020