The Sleeper

The Sleeper sits among the shadows
Dark and dreary beneath the gallows
Go near him never still my dearest
Or else to slumber fall, I fearest.
 
Don't close thine eyes my dear,
Pray, don't take to slumber
I know thine eyes are heavy
I know thy feelest weak
Pray, don't close thine eyes my dearest
Please, don't take to sleep.
 
Listen here my dearest, take to see and look
The Sleeper, he is waiting, there upon thy stoop.
Waiting, oh just waiting for thou to givest in,
But dare ye not to let the Sleeper win.
 
Don't close thine eyes my dear,
Pray, don't take to slumber
I know thine eyes are heavy
I know thy feelest weak
Pray, don't close thine eyes my dearest
Please, don't take to sleep.
 
He's at the door now, I hear the pounding!
The Sleeper's voice sickly resounding,
Calling out my name my dear!
Calling me to sleep, I fear,
The dark so quietly surrounding.
 
Don't let me close mine eyes my dear
Don't let me take to slumber
Mine eyes are growing heavy
My heart is growing weak
Don't let me close mine eyes my dearest
Pray, don't let me take to sleep.
 
 
9/6/14

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