“Catch the Night Star” by Margaret Joy Gibbs

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Catch the Night Star

 

Before the squabble

downstairs,

Before the goodnight wink

of secret dragons,

Dandelions and pink

The clock turns blue

Then yellow and green.

Rose settles to sleep

With her books and bear

And bubbly dreams tucked away deep

Wrapped in a far away spell

 

Then, sadness sneaks in through the window

With the wind

In the trees

outside, uninvited.

 

And the night stars appear

To soften her heart holding the tears?

Beneath the pillow, runaway dreams

Chasing her fears,

The clock turns back to blue

Before the squabble.”

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