David Whalen

Rookie - 175 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Sleeping together


Sleeping together, yet being alone

This soliloquy has nothing to do with sex

It’s more ramblings, about cuddling, and just lying unconscious

And about intimacy, about sharing morning breath.

It’s about spooning, hugging, sharing the covers

And most of us have these nighttime pleasures to own

While many others, and I’m sure there are many

Are sleeping together, yet being alone.

Sleeping together is a thing based in the primeval

In the litter, in the nest, in the pack

The piling upon, over and under and among

One’s brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers

All sleeping together, never alone or lonely.

At any time 'lonely' can start and grow like a cancer

So nestle up, cling tightly, so you’ll never be

Sleeping together, yet being alone

Submitted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sleeping together by David Whalen )

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), John Keats
[Hata Bildir]