And He Sleeps

After immersing myself
in these characters I’ve
grown to know and love,
my eyes tell me
the night has come
to a close

I resist though, for the
world I’m reading about
has become a part of me
but I can no longer
fight the tiredness

Surrendering to my
bed’s comfort, the
pillow caresses my
head and with an

exhausted body,
I breathe in deeply,
ready for sleep

but instead,
my mind suddenly
wakes with many
swirling thoughts,
not mindful of the time
or the resting sun

The house is quiet
except for the soft,
methodical breathing
of my sleeping husband
and I sigh…

Lauren Scott © 2015

To Dad: A Father’s Day Tribute ♥

Mom and Dad wedding 1945

From Air Force days
to a forever blind date
Six decades of sharing love
to his lovely soul mate

He misses her now
but has managed along
with support of three daughters
He’s where he belongs

His memory entertains
from WWII days
amazing those who listen
Is 93 his true age?

He’s able to witness
a senior graduation
He’s so proud of our son
His face wears true elation

Then one incident
shakes up our world
The worst of thoughts
in my mind unfurl

But with God’s blessing
and His ideal timing
this story ends happily
Our sun remains shining

Dad

© LScott 2013

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, DAD and GRANDPA! WE LOVE YOU!
WE HAD A SCARE, BUT WE’RE SO THANKFUL YOU’RE OKAY
AND YOU WERE ABLE TO JOIN US IN CELEBRATING
YOUR GRANDSON’S GRADUATION.

I ALSO SEND LOVING WISHES TO MY HUBBY,
MY FATHER-IN-LAW AND ALL FATHER’S
WHO HAVE LAID A SOLID FOUNDATION
FOR THEIR FAMILIES!

♥ ♥ ♥