Son, rest warm in your sleep at night.
Let not a noise or move cause fright.
Walk in dreams alive and clear,
Where laughter reigns for all to hear.
Be where there is joy and play.
Drink full of rest before break of day.
Lie there snug with quilt up tight,
With stuffed friend near until daylight.
Then rise reborn, refreshed and new.
And bring forth your joy for all to view.
James Garrett is a lifelong resident of Benicia and a former teacher at Benicia High School. He is the author of the following novels: “Benicia and Letters of Love,” “The Mansion Stories,” “Chief Salt,” and “One Great Season, 9-0!” He also compiled a three-volume work titled “The Golden Era: Benicia High School Football, The 1948 through 1960 Seasons, “A” History with Comments.”