The Ode to a Baby Who Never Sleeps

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Why don’t you sleep?

It’s a beautiful thing

You rest your body 

And mamas heart will sing 

 

You’re constantly growing

Teeth hair and nails

So rest your eyes 

So mama doesn’t feel like she fails

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There’s so much around you

A world that is a new

Sights colors and sounds 

But mamas feeling blue 

 

We all need our rest

A break from each other 

Maybe one day I’ll get ya worn out

With a sister or brother

 

But let’s be real

Right now that ain’t a thing 

Because I need some sleep

Before another offspring

 

So please I beg you

Shut your eye tight 

I don’t want to have

Another mama baby fight 

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One day you’ll understand 

How great it is to sleep

But until then 

I guess I won’t say (bleep)

 

I’ll just stay awake

And drink all the caffeine 

And remind myself 

I’m a mama queen 

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Stacie Sells