A Father’s Lullaby

There have been several baby announcements on the bloggernacle in recent weeks. I congratulate all of these families and wish them the best.

I have had four children of my own, and have spent several late nights, pacing the floor, with a screaming baby. On one of these nights I composed a poem that I have come to call ‘A Father’s Lullaby’. I think it captures much of the feeling of a tender parent during such nights. I hope you enjoy this poem, and that some of you parents might sing it to your lovely infants as you attempt to comfort them. I am pleased to share this with you.

A Father’s Lullaby

by Eric Nielson

Go to sleep,
You little creep!

The End.

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4 Responses to “A Father’s Lullaby”


  1. 1 Ryan August 15, 2006 at 10:43 am

    Wow. I am moved, nigh to tears.

    I think you have really pinpointed the essence of the human soul as it responds to the lilting screech of a wailing baby

  2. 2 Eric Nielson August 15, 2006 at 11:36 am

    Glad you liked it, Ryan.

  3. 3 BrianJ August 15, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Eloquent! A true word-smith.

  4. 4 Eric Nielson August 15, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks Brian.

    I particularly like how ‘sleep’ and ‘creep’ rhyme.


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