Sleep Soft by Sierra N Carrel

Sleep Soft

I will use my time,
but it will not be like the minutes,
ticking away after you were gone.

I will be loved,
but not like the love
that you gave to me.

I will be cold,
but not like the coldness
that I felt when I pet you the last time.

I loved you,
And you were special,
And I’m glad you were my pet.

Sleep soft, Sugar.
Sleep soft.

By Sierra N Carrel, a 4th grade student

“Sleep Soft” was originally published in My Song is the Light, the California Poets in the Schools 2007 statewide anthology. Buy a California Poets in the Schools anthology to read more poetry from CPITS students and teachers.

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4 Responses to Sleep Soft by Sierra N Carrel

  1. Maxine Landis says:

    Sad and very nice poem
    I think it should say or did you mean” petted you the last time.?

  2. Marissa Bell Toffoli says:

    The poem reads exactly as it appears in My Song is the Light, the California Poets in the Schools 2007 statewide anthology.

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