by Amith V., Age 11 , Grade 5, San Jose, CALIFORNIA USA
A teal-blue sky begins to darken
As clouds, tinged by the sun, creep above
And the lights of the sky begin to darken
As the day comes to a close.
A soft wind silently whispers across the land
While the cricket gives its nightly serenade to the earth
And the birds in the sycamore close their eyes
As the sun disappears below the horizon.
The leaves rustle in the breeze
As the stag lifts its head to look around
And the moon gazes down on the sleeping land
As the day turns to night.
A pair of eyelids begins to close.
A sleeping boy rolls over in bed,
Dreaming happy dreams throughout the night
Off in the land of Sleep.
The stars glisten throughout the night
While the land sleeps on and on
And slowly, slowly
The Earth turns on its celestial course