A Haunting Lullaby

This short story/flash fiction is written for the photo prompt at Describli.

A Haunting Lullaby


Close your eyes, oh my sweet little child.

and let the winds lull you into a deep sleep,

Let the soft moonlight caress your delicate skin.

Let the coldness around you wrap you in its feel,

And let the ground beneath you pat you when you stir,

Let the morning dew cleanse your innocent drool.

Let the distant howlings make you feel not alone

Let the birds’ chirping make your dreams come true.

So what if I’m not with you,

so what if I am not alive…

I will always make sure that the you’re put to sleep-

gently and lovingly…

and that none will ever disturb your sweet slumber.

Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section below.

Note: All views and opinions shared in this post are my own.

You can other poems by me here: Caged, My Father and Loosing My Brother.

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

16 thoughts on “A Haunting Lullaby

  1. The last four verses are moving and really reached me …
    Such a sweet lovely poem… thanks for sharing, dear Henna…
    I hope your 2016 is off to a great start… love and best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tony!
      I’ve already read your book, Tony and it’s beautiful. I’m just waiting for the right time to post the review. Hopefully by the end of this month I’ll be able to publish it. Will let you know whenever it’s done 🙂

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    1. First of all, sorry for the late reply, somehow I missed your comments in all the other notifications.
      Thanks a lot, I’m so glad that you felt that way… Now, you’ve made my day with your sweet words! Thanks again!
      Hope you’re having a great day! 😀

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