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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sweet Dreams

     I ride a painted pony
the one who has blue eyes
we gallop in the star light
across the midnight skies.

We're chasing falling stars
to capture and to keep
then dust them over children
in their beds to help them sleep.

So if you wake with star dust
twinkling in your eyes
say thanks to the blue eyed pony
who gallops across the skies.

     What helps you sleep at night?  Do you have a favorite blanket or stuffed animal?  Do you sleep with a teddy bear?  Have you heard stories about the sandman who carries his bag of sand around to sleeping boys and girls and 
tosses sand in their closed eyes to help them sleep?  That is what this poem is about-- catching falling stars and putting the star dust in children's eyes to give them good dreams.  It is all make-believe, but isn't that part of the fun?
     Today can you write your own poem about sleeping, dreaming or going to bed? Oh, I think today is a great day to think about having big dreams.  Happy May Day.


  1. Joy,
    What a lovely ride--on a pony's back while collecting stars for children's dreams.

  2. you are right I do love this one..... love you cloey