I lay in bed and try to sleep I toss … and turn … and count the sheep Out of the darkness … Dragons come ! This is too much ! (I’m coming Mom !) Across the river and deadly drop I must go on ! I cannot stop ! Through ancient forest my path must lead and step by step on trembling feet I cautiously move alert … And then … Look into mirror’s ghostly light ! Reflecting terrors of the night ! I must be brave I’m almost there … These river rocks give me a scare ! One reckless step – missed by a hair … I fall in depth of my despair … (gasp !) The shore awaits – my Mom is near I persevered … conquered my fear ! I’m finally safe and here is a thought … My journey tonight – Was it REAL or NOT ?