Hermes, Keeper of Sleep and Dreams

by Melia Suez

Hermes, keeper of sleep and dreams
On this night and every night
Quiet all the worries and schemes
If it isn’t dark, let me not mind the light
If I am restless, help me to relax
If I am cold, warm me to my toes.
Don’t let me regret those late snacks.
Nor let me get in only a light doze.
Make my aches and pains depart
Quiet the noise or deafen me (temporarily!)
Holder of the staff, this is your art.
I need my sleep badly you see
So that patience and laughter are mine
Please send me to sleep with a kind laugh
Because impatience and anger are not fine!
Hermes please whack me with your staff!

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