A Haunting Lullaby

This short story/flash fiction is written for the photo prompt at Describli.


A Haunting Lullaby

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Close your eyes, oh my sweet little child.

and let the winds lull you into a deep sleep,

Let the soft moonlight caress your delicate skin.

Let the coldness around you wrap you in its feel,

And let the ground beneath you pat you when you stir,

Let the morning dew cleanse your innocent drool.

Let the distant howlings make you feel not alone

Let the birds’ chirping make your dreams come true.

So what if I’m not with you,

so what if I am not alive…

I will always make sure that the you’re put to sleep-

gently and lovingly…

and that none will ever disturb your sweet slumber.


Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section below.


Note: All views and opinions shared in this post are my own.

You can other poems by me here: Caged, My Father and Loosing My Brother.



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Author: Heena Rathore P.

Heena is a published writer, novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house. Presently she is completing her degree in English Literature while also completing courses in Psychology from various international universities such as Yale University. She is a recipient of 2k20 Influential Women Award (Literature) and Top 100 Debut Novels By Indian Authors 2019. She is also a member of the Indian Author’s Association. Her works include Deceived, her debut novel, Life In Reverse: Big Bang Of Non-Fiction (co-author) and Pandemic, a collection of short stories (releasing by the end of 2020)

16 thoughts

    1. Thanks a lot, Tony!
      I’ve already read your book, Tony and it’s beautiful. I’m just waiting for the right time to post the review. Hopefully by the end of this month I’ll be able to publish it. Will let you know whenever it’s done 🙂

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    1. First of all, sorry for the late reply, somehow I missed your comments in all the other notifications.
      Thanks a lot, I’m so glad that you felt that way… Now, you’ve made my day with your sweet words! Thanks again!
      Hope you’re having a great day! 😀

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