The Awake Place

Sleep my love my little one

Fade away to black

Dreams await you my love

Projected onto eyelids

Whispered into your ear

Angels dance quiet here

Tip toe through slumber

Smiling unto you

My love my little one

It hurts sometimes

In the awake place

Slip away now

Just for a moment

Be peaceful and quiet

Swim in your dreams

While they are there

They are everywhere

Yet somehow nowhere

I will wait here for you

Now and forever

When dreams are over

You will awake and see me

Here waiting my little one

For your return

To the awake place

Kelly “Boy” Dugan



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In 2011 I became the father to a child with special needs, a different type of perfect beautiful girl to add to my equally perfect (in a normal way) son. As my journey continues I find my best way to vent my feelings good and bad is through writing. This blog is for me to get my emotions out, if this can help another family like mine it would be great. My feelings are not rare in families like mine, maybe someone seeing some of their feelings in my words will make them feel a little less alone. Please feel free to comment or contact me at anytime, I look forward to your feedback. Kelly "Boy" Dugan

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