Friday, February 10, 2006

With apologies to Dylan Thomas. By N. Lerman

Do not go gentle into that good night
No! No! she wails
Against bedtime I must fight!
And in the quiet hours of the early morn,
Mommy! Daddy! she wails
From restful sleep I am again torn.
Seven years they say,
Till quiet nights will come your way.
Six to go - God help me!
I know for sure I don't want three.

N. Lerman, mom of two toddlers ages 3 and 1.