Nightmares (Draft 3)

Nightmares (Draft 3)

Dearest precious child with nightmares,
I have a white-light love to envelop you.

Let me reach you nocturnally,
so you can feel my dreams for you
to fly your joy across the heavens
eternally my lovely cherub, because
this night I am here at your bed and blanket.

I tell you: you are strong against monsters,
just because I know you’ll hold onto my love,
and blue eyes, my sacred child,
take my sword of love and
fight every dragon, please, dearest.

— Douglas Gilbert

Nightmares (Draft 2)

Nightmares (Draft 2)

Dearest precious child with nightmares,
I have a white-light love to envelop you.

Let me reach you in the dark night,
so you touch my dreams for you,
my lovely child.

I tell you: you are strong against monsters,
just because I know you’ll hold onto my love,
and blue eyes, my sacred child,
take my sword of love and
fight every dragon, please, dearest.

— Douglas Gilbert

Nightmares (Draft 1)

Nightmares (Draft 1)

Dearest little child with nightmares
I have a white-light love to envelop you.

Let me touch you in the dark
with my dreams for you.

I tell you: you are strong against monsters,
just because I know you will hold on to my love,
and blue eyes, my sacred child,
take my sword of love and
fight every dragon, please, because I love you.

— Douglas Gilbert