The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please go the heck to sleep.
The windows are dark in the town, child.
The whales huddle down in the deep.
I’ll read you one very last book if you swear
You’ll go the heck to sleep.
The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest
And the creatures who crawl, run, and creep.
I know you’re not thirsty. That’s rubbish. Stop lying.
Lie the heck down, my darling, and sleep.
The wind whispers soft through the grass, hon.
The field mice, they make not a peep.
It’s been thirty-eight minutes already.
Good god, what the hell? Go to sleep.
All the kids from day care are in dreamland.
The froggie has made his last leap.
Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom.
You know where you can go? To sleep.
The owls fly forth from the treetops.
Through the air, they soar and they sweep.
A hot crimson rage fills my heart, love.
For real, shut the heck up and sleep.
The cubs and the lions are snoring,
Wrapped in a big snuggly heap.
How is it you can do all this other great stuff
But you cannot lie the down and sleep?
The seeds slumber beneath the earth now
And the crops that the farmers will reap.
No more questions. This interview’s over.
I’ve got two words for you, kid: just sleep.
The tiger reclines in the simmering jungle.
The sparrow has silenced her cheep.
Forget your stuffed bear, I’m not getting you this.
Close your eyes. For goodness sake. Sleep.
The flowers doze low in the meadows
And high on the mountains so steep.
My life is a failure, I’m a really bad parent.
Stop messing with me, please, and sleep.
The giant pangolins of Madagascar are snoozing.
As I lie here and openly weep.
Sure, fine, whatever, I’ll bring you some milk.
Who the heck cares? You’re not gonna sleep.
This room is all I can remember.
The furniture old and cheap.
You win. You escape. You run down the hall.
As I nod the hell off to sleep.
Bleary and dazed I awaken
To find your eyes shut, so I keep
My fingers crossed tight as I tiptoe away
And pray that you are asleep.
We’re finally watching our movie.
Popcorn’s in the microwave. Beep.
Oh damn. Is that a joke? You’ve gotta be kidding.
Come on, go the heck back to sleep.