Lullaby

Lullaby

A Poem by ALifeAquatic
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Constructive Destruction Please

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Lullaby


Shush now, 
mummy’s got a horrible ache
 
and all you do every hour 
of the day howl, now shut your -- 
mouth and leave me in…


Any idea what time it is? No didn’t think so, 
forgot don’t tell the time do you? 
No, didn’t think so, now sleep. 
Would you like the ear of a lullaby? 
Just like your Da you are. Big lump he is. 
Works me to the bone and … 

Can’t sing but I’ll give it a shot, 
have a great rep-er-toire:

‘I see the moon......the moon sees me
shining through the .......leaves of the old oak tree
Oh, let the light......that shines on me
shine on the one I love. Over the mountain, over the sea,
back where .........my heart is longing to be
Oh, let the light that shines on me
shine on the one I love.......’

Meant to quit, swear I tried, 
no good now is it? 
No, going to kill me in the end.


You'll be left with Daddy, 
won't be so bad, won't be so bad, 
can't sing half as well as I can, 
but it won't be so bad.

Doctor says, 
I don't have long, 
spoke to the Priest
 
the other day, on call, 
good man, like him,
 
you'll like him too, 
pretty smile, aye pretty smile,
 
young too, not much older than thirty, 
always wondered?
 

Handsome young man 
joins the church, for what good?
 
Could have been a heart-breaker. 
Going to be a heart-breaker aren't you? 

Hush, try to get some sleep you'll 
be mighty cranky in the morning, 
yes you will yes you will.
 

Hate cranky men in the morning, 
have to put up with Daddy,
 
don't want to have to put up with you too. 
Though you are easier to get on with that's true:

‘I see the moon......the moon sees me
shining through the .......leaves of the old oak tree
Oh, let the light......that shines on me
shine on the one I love. Over the mountain, over the sea,
back where .........my heart is longing to be
Oh, let the light that shines on me
shine on the one I love.......’

There’s a good boy, shush…
Miss the day I’m sure

regret that you will. Missed 
to many, meself. Look at me.
Not much to look at I reckon,
get your looks from your Da.
Thank Christ for that now hush…

© 2011 ALifeAquatic


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ALifeAquatic
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Belfast (Currently based in York, England), Ireland



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