In my sleep,
I am an Angel fighting the Demonic forces,
I use reason, wisdom, love and patience,
From behind my shield;
Never wishing to do bodily harm.
The sinister laugh reverberates,
Through my entire being,
But I do not wither away for I am full of light;
All encompassing and saturating.
“Be gone, foul-stinking, swamp creature of the night,”
And it shrinks from me without defense,
My light wraps the entire place,
Guarding all who slumber within.
The deed is done,
The battle is fought,
A moment’s peace before I resume.
A creak – what was that?!
I leap from my resting place to check my charges,
One by one, I place the blankets over them,
And kiss their cherubic, sleeping cheeks.
All is well in my house so,
Back to battling demons but,
Before even that,
A silent prayer to whoever is listening,
For the blessing of my children,
For in truth, I am just a mother …