Elusive Slumber
By Valerie Muriel Mckinley
Published: October 14, 2008
Updated: October 14, 2008

Elusive Slumber

( A bit of a Sonnet)

Now come the memories of yesteryear

teeming into my mind when sleep evades,

with pictures flowing all achingly clear

as voices echo down through the decades.

The images and sounds float all around

making the long night seem somehow unreal,

yet somewhere deep inside me I am bound

to find the solace my mind strives to feel.


I hear the long dead voice of my mother

crooning oh so softly against my mind.

Gently, sweetly sounding like no other

until at last the sleep I crave I find.


Dreaming now of happy laughing days passed

then slumber deepens into peace at last.