Lullaby

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[Wrote this about five years ago when a friend told me a musician she knew was looking for a new lullaby. He liked it but didn’t use it. The drawing of the embryo is by Leonardo da Vinci.]

Lullaby

sweet little baby
rock a bye bell

your daddy and mummy
are living in hell

it’s not your fault
it’s not even theirs

they’re fighting now
and nobody cares

they love each other
hate themselves too

they’re living this century
don’t know what to do

suck on your thumb babe
whatever gets you through

mummy and daddy
are caught up like you

in a net of caring
love and neglect

spanning a world
that’s quite imperfect

sweet little baby
rock a bye bell

go to sleep now
like a snail to its shell

go to sleep now
like a snail to its shell

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on June 21, 2013.

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