Friday, July 03, 2015

Persuade Me

Keep me from going to sleep too soon
Or if I go to sleep too soon
Come wake me up. Come any hour
Of night. Come whistling up the road.
Stomp on the porch. Bang on the door.
Make me get out of bed and come
And let you in and light a light.
Tell me the northern lights are on
And make me look. Or tell me clouds
Are doing something to the moon
They never did before, and show me.
See that I see. Talk to me till
I'm half as wide awake as you
And start to dress wondering why
I ever went to bed at all.
Tell me the walking is superb.
Not only tell me but persuade me.

You know I'm not too hard persuaded.
 - Robert Francis, Summons

I need an optimist in my life. Or maybe an awsomist would be even better. Because I didn't see the dragon until I read the last point of view.

1 comment:

Les said...

What about the funny looking frog-like creature in the bottom of the glass, is it hiding from the dragon, or worried the glass will get completely emptied?