The Sand Man

Have you met the Sand Man?
I see him as I dream.
He visits those who feel the cold,
and shiver as they scream.

Have you heard the whisper;
that voice which haunts the night?
Perhaps you have, but do not know
the cry before the light.

Have you felt the fingers,
which grip you as you wake?
Just close your eyes and realise
the offer’s free to take.

Do you see the message,
and do you understand?
It’s not too late to say farewell
and fade into the sand.

– J.S.Worth