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POEMS
Created: 25th April, 2024

How to Fall Asleep

THEMES

Feelings

TYPE

Poem

YEAR GROUP

Years 3 and 4

KEY STAGE

Key Stage 2

Hey, Ted, in just a little bit,

we’ll need to go to sleep.

So let me show you how.

It’s far more fun than counting sheep.

 

Lie down in bed and close your eyes.

Now take a breath and sigh,

and picture you’re an airplane and you’re

flying through the sky.

 

Now fly a little lower through

the clouds and in the breeze,

until you see the water of

the slowly rolling seas.

 

Then settle on the water where

you’ve now become a boat,

and feel the ocean rock you

gently, gently as you float.

 

Now turn into a submarine

and sink beneath the waves,

to watch the fish swim in and out

of underwater caves.

 

You follow them inside,

exploring tunnels as you go.

It’s quiet here, and everything

is beautiful and slow.

 

So you become the water now,

and you become the caves,

and you become the ocean and

the gently rocking waves.

 

It’s peaceful on the ocean bed

so silent, warm, and deep,

so spread yourself across the world

and drift away to sleep.

 

© Kenn Nesbitt from My Heart is a Poem: Poetry about Feelings (Little Tiger)

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'How to Fall Asleep' by Kenn Nesbitt, read by Karl Nova

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