VEXNIX VIGIL   

             
    DO NOT SLEEP SO SOUND,                      
    FAR BENEATH THE GROUND,                     
    UNDER THE STARRY LIGHT,                     
    THAT THE VEXNIX COME IN THE NIGHT,          
    TO PERCH BESIDE YOU IN THE DARK SO LATE,    
    TO WATCH AND LISTEN AS THEY SIT AND WAIT,
    TO SEE IF YOU ARE  DEAD AND COLD,
    BEFORE THEY POKE  AND TAKE A HOLD.           
                
    DO NOT SLEEP SO STILL,                      
    THAT THEY FEAST TO THEIR FILL.              
    LET THEM SEE YOU BREATHE DEEP,              
    HEAR THE BREATH YOU DON'T KEEP,             
    THAT YOU REST THROUGH THE NIGHT,            
    BENEATH THE GROUND AND STARRY LIGHT,        
    TO AWAKE AGAIN ON THE FOLLOWING DAY,        
    FROM DREAMT VISITORS THAT DID NOT STAY.   

    UNKNOWN                
Vexnix Vigil is an ancient bedtime prayer
said by mothers for their children.

It is from the 2nd Dark Crusade novel:
OMENS OF THE MILLENNIUM.
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