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This poem is simply about the most beautiful person I have ever seen.

Fate had her sleeping in a bed within my own house one night but I, suffering in the chains of a broken marriage, never acted upon the impulse.

Sleeping Beauty

I sit awake, watching you sleeping.
Ah, such beauty and extravagance.
The stars in the sky wilted and weeping,
Dimmen in light of your radiance.
The darkest eyes among the living.
A sweet smile coming of tender lips.
The aura of a goddess surrounds you giving-
A mere man of morals unwitting slips.

Oh, to reach out, only to touch you.
Run my fingers through your golden hair.
How could such a thought challenge my virtue?
When to do it not would only bring despair.
Like a dream lover, gift of the graces,
I reach out to you but my grasp falls shy.
The consequences a married man faces-
Where emotions flourish must dignity die?

I chasten myself for just the notions,
But amorous spirits my soul would not repeal.
I find myself drowning within oceans-
Of desire to know just how you feel.
To hold you in my arms, and not reflection.
To kiss your lips, share your desires.
Embowelled in sweet burst of affection,
Where passion rages and love aspires.

Are you merely a vision, that in passing?
Leaving me behind to wallow in chagrin?
Am I damned for feeling I can't help amassing?
Would loving you weight down my soul with sin?
Oh, the heart within me's twisting, aching-
At the velvet skin of an angel in a strange bed.
I turn away in silence, heart now breaking,
And you'll never have heard a word I said.

Shutting out the lights the vision embers,
A resplendent glow sleep would invade.
Where every dying dream remembers-
Delicate tingles of love never made.
And every misinclined inception-
Awakens me in a hollow, stateless mind.
In a shared bed loathed in deception,
Absent of the love I left behind.
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7 Visitor Comments

orquidea
exquisite
Uros
Sad poem. Very touching. I guess most people feel like that at some point in their life.
Joe
These are expressions of reality, true love passions may arise when your soul is matched. More often than not this timing does not square up with your life and responsabilities, tough decisions go your way Michael. Great poem.
Laura
Wow! Very heartfelt words it seems. I can totaly relate to this poem and it spoke such volumes to me! Love the way you wrote this poem and hope to see more like it.
Kami
This is a very beautiful poem. Very well written. You put a lot of thought and emotion into this which makes you a great poet. Your words are passionate and gentle and I couldnt have said the words you did any better! Looking forward to see more!
Rachel
OMG. I haven't posted any poems on here yet because I didn't take this site that serious, until I read YOUR poem. It was amazing. I haven't found any poems as good as yours on here since Ive been coming to this site. You are an extremely talented writer I LOVED it(your style) and hope to hear more from you.
deanna
This poem is so romantic and cute. Keep up your good writing.

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