And If I Die Before I WakeAs I lay me down to sleep,And If I Die Before I Wake2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The monster under my bed creeps.
He'll slither up onto my bed
And watch me sleep and want me dead.
But if I cry for mom and dad
To come and save me, they'll be mad
When they come and find
"It's all in your mind!"
They say in unified groan
Before saying "goodnight" and leaving me alone
With a monster that no one sees.
If only someone would talk to me,
Then maybe they would understand
Why I dread the old sandman
Who fills my eyes with heavy sleep,
Making me prey for the creep,
The monster looming above my head
That feasts on fear 'til I am dead.