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. 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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