Learn To Sleep Like A Child
Author: Newage Caveman


How many of us sleep like a child?
Calm, relaxed and serene semblance at its best
Unswayed by human emotions and behaviors
We need to learn our lessons from these toddlers

They come in strange forms to tell us
To remind us of the little secrets of life
Secrets that have been long forgotten
As we grew up and paid the price.

We were given the power as kids
The power to reach for the stars
We end up losing these traits as adults
We fill our hearts with derision and indelible scars.

Never hold a grudge
Never feel jealous of anyone
Never feel proud of who you are
Never say a word when its not asked for.

Children are the greatest teachers in the world
They teach us an art that we once knew
They are always at peace with themselves
A game that is known to a very few

We are born with these rare gifts and vices
We have seemingly lost them with time
We can still call upon these strange powers bestowed by the creator
And children that we become once again...

------- Author's Notes -------

Never overrule a child's play!


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meri ( -- Wednesday, May 25 2011, 03:51 am

powerful stuff

Hey Newage Caveman,

What I wouldn't give to not rely on sleeping pills. I'd sleep like a child.

I guess we can learn as adults to not let stressful situations get the best of us, to let things go that are worth dwelling over...I think that makes growing up all the more fun, when we learn from our problems as we continue to age and develop in wisdom.

Ooo I love it. Great stuff Newage Caveman.
Meri ( -- Wednesday, May 25 2011, 03:59 am

as usual

I made a boo boo. I mean to insert {not} in between "are" and "worth."
Hemamalini ( -- Wednesday, May 25 2011, 04:41 am


Thought Provoking!!! Reminds us of valuable life lessons which is the need of the hour....

Great Work.
Newage Caveman ( -- Wednesday, May 25 2011, 10:08 pm

Thanks guys!

Hey guys, appreciate your comments there..
@Meri : Understood 'powerful stuff', but couldn't quite get what you said in 'as usual'.

Meridian ( -- Thursday, May 26 2011, 02:06 am

Oh, I just meant

I just meant that as usual I make mistakes when commenting. Gotta type more slowly so that that won't happen as often.
Becky ( -- Friday, May 27 2011, 04:16 am


I believe it is the innocence of children you are speaking of.. We lose it as we learn and live. It is a shame.. If only we could all live as children more.. Our sleep would be peaceful..

Very thought provoking...
Newage Caveman ( -- Friday, May 27 2011, 04:54 pm

Innocence lost is innocence captured!

Innocence is lost when it is not captured. ;)
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