as I lay me down to sleep

as I lay me down to sleep

A Poem by Shae-Leigh Johns

"now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep, 
and if I die before I wake,
I pray my soul the lord to take"

the pillow muffles her cries
the darkness hides her pain
she knows she at the edge
she knows she's at the end

she begs and pleads with her mind
to break these chains and break this pain
she's scared and alone
she's shaken and breaking

all she wants is to fly
all she wants is to die
she's sick of crying
and she tired of trying

this is the end 
for her and as she puts the gun to her head
she ask the lord to take her soul

© 2017 Shae-Leigh Johns


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A dark, melancholic piece.....

Written from the depths of loneliness, your poem will resonate with many readers. In such moments of despair is when poets and writers find the greatest depth of wordplay and passion. This piece is simple yet infused with deep emotions.

I loved the title, very eloquent. Keep writing. Pour those negative emotions on to the page and then stand back and marvel at the power in your words.

A nice write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shae-Leigh Johns

7 Years Ago

thank you so much



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Nice prayer before put her self to sleep. At begin is just some kind of wish. But end have bitter taste and even thought. There is hope at end. She will be suffer no more.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shae-Leigh Johns

7 Years Ago

thanks for the review
A dark, melancholic piece.....

Written from the depths of loneliness, your poem will resonate with many readers. In such moments of despair is when poets and writers find the greatest depth of wordplay and passion. This piece is simple yet infused with deep emotions.

I loved the title, very eloquent. Keep writing. Pour those negative emotions on to the page and then stand back and marvel at the power in your words.

A nice write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shae-Leigh Johns

7 Years Ago

thank you so much
A disturbing piece, but one that needed a reply so reply I did in verse.. please view..As She Lay Down To Sleep... write on dear one..write on

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shae-Leigh Johns

7 Years Ago

thank you :) and I will

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Shae-Leigh Johns
Shae-Leigh Johns

Mansfield, PA



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I'm kinda at the point where I just feel like giving up on everything everyone. just a thought About me: I'm a lonely person that finds strength and compassion in my writing. I'm in high schoo.. more..

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