i was singing our National Anthem.
Singing it like my own lullaby.
I repeated and repeated,
struggled to get the thorny words out of my mouth.
As the words went through,
i separated each sentence
defining every verse into my own words.
But it came to the point where I had to stop
because I sang it so much
that I began to forget the lyrics.
So that night
i got back onto the computer
and made sure that i got down on each and every word
with no doubt
before i went back to bed