Alice Kriel

Sleeping Lover

The bed is soft and warm
like your shape softly snoring
The fairy of sleep is due
I’ll soon be in a dream
But my mind is a storm
around thoughts without mooring
I wish to be with you;
yet you’re farther than it seems

If only you could fill me
quiet the constant pain
and make this love more
I need you to feel and see
relish in the moon and rain –
you sleep on oblivious as before

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Comments about Sleeping Lover by Alice Kriel

  • Elya Thorn (3/20/2006 12:09:00 PM)

    Oh, I like this poem so much!
    The way you describe this, amazing! Great work!

    ~~Elya Thorn~~

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  • A. Michael Sears (3/11/2006 6:37:00 PM)

    Wake the bugger up...I don't know how any man could sleep w/ you lying next to him. Unless your using 'sleep' as a metaphor...wink, wink, nudge, nudge. ams

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