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number 4

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sleep today
sleep tonight
i'll not wake you
number 4

too young to know
or to care

you wonder why
my eyes are leaking
why i shutter
and convulse

i see the confusion
sense your fear
but sleep for now
i'll not wake you

one day you'll ask
why this curse
why cold love
why she left

i'll have no answers
just like today
all i can do
is hold you close

damaged so young
odds against
deck stacked
i'll pray for a miracle

let me do all i can
with arms wide open
to make things better
and get you ready

but for now
just let me sit
and watch you sleep
as i hold back tears

i love you number 4

© 2001 (30 may) john r. chase

do i need to say anything?!