I started picturing peaceful scenes and landscapes one night when I just could not get to sleep. I wrote them down and within a short period of time, I drifted off. Here's what I saw:
Lay me down beside a mountain.
Where the air is fresh and clean;
And you can hear the gentle sound
Of a little mountain stream.
Lay me down beside the ocean.
Where the waves sing loving songs;
And the seabirds wing their winding paths,
And the sunshine's pure and strong.
Photo by Trevor Robinson.
Lay me down out in the country,
In a field that's fresh and sweet;
And the earth is soft and warm
With the grass beneath my feet.
Lay me down upon a river
Sparkling water passing by;
And I can see the life around me
As I drift beneath the sky.
Lay me down in quiet darkness.
With the clouds drifting apart;
Seeing endless stars above me -
Peaceful dreams within my heart.
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Debbie Collett is a Kempsville resident and works in Norfolk.