' While You Were Asleep { Ariels Wake} Poem by Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr

' While You Were Asleep { Ariels Wake}

Rating: 4.7


I watch you as you sleep,
Feel a warming breeze pass your cold, still lips;
An essence of florals, and my eyes affix,
On the bleeding heart draped upon your silk, blue gown.

A string of pearl rosaries intertwine alabaster fingers;
The Crucifix looks down on you with venerating passion;
A single ivory rose finds peace beside your breast;
Reminds me of the one you pressed in that paperback of Poe.

And, oh, those abhorrent catty-cornered torchere lamps,
Juxtaposed and rigid as Buckingham Guards.
You used to say ''Why must parlors insist on their presence? ''
I despise them too, and for you my love, I command their removal.

'Tis nine at night, prayers of closure fade to eerie silence;
I exercise temperence with amorphous expression;
Masking wired nerves, depressed veins in migrain;
Handshakes of pestilence acknowledge unknown faces.

Woke up this morning to the sound of rain, our final day will cry.
Alone now, kneeling before you; so many thoughts, so little time;
Instead, I kiss your powdered cheek, and whisper in your ear:
''l await the day i'll place an ivory rose on you, again''.

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: passion
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 01 August 2015

Welcome to all Summer semester students from Empire College of upstate N.Y. Thank You for choosing my work for your Literary 3 study project. Earlier in the week, I was in contact with your Literary Arts Dept, and they agreed with my recommendations as to what pieces might be most supportive to your research and report.Good Luck on your projects...A+'s and nothing less! ! ! Frank James Ryan, Jr

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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 01 August 2015

***Welcome Summer semester class & soon to be grads from Empire College of upstate N.Y. Thank You for choosing my work for your Literary 3 study project. Earlier in the week, I was in contact with your Literary Arts Dept, and they agreed with my recommendations as to what pieces might be most supportive to your research and report.Good Luck on your projects...A+'s and nothing less! ! ! Frank James Ryan, Jr

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Amanda Laurent 19 November 2012

Such a powerful poem. Your words brought such vivid imagery to the moment you described. I could especially appreciate the honesty in the line, Handshakes of pestilence acknowledge unknown faces. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

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HB Rita 04 April 2019

Heart touching writing. While reading this, I visualize how we eventually will lie in eternal sleep.......

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Dr Dillip K Swain 19 January 2018

The powerful facets of love are immaculately expressed! My favorite lines: Come close, love, as these hungry emerald eyes/Beg to stare into your warm, black diamond eyes…A great piece of poetry!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 December 2018

THIS MUST BE FOR THE POEM: Emeralds And Black Diamonds...and not here. Thank you.

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Robert Cardozza 18 October 2017

Woooooooooooooooooow! That's all I can think of saying aside from this being one of the best poems I have ever read. Wish I wrote....never could, so I just read a lot & comment a little. Always loved poetry &You are masterful

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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 03 October 2015

T.O....What a pleasant surprise! Message me & keep in touch...Thank You for the visit & comment!

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* Sunprincess * 01 August 2015

.....a most beautiful and exquisite piece of writing, the scene is painted perfectly with poignancy and love.. ....to lose one most dear, is one of life's most saddest of days....was the loss of my mother (my best friend) , which was the worst day of my life, a heartbreak I will never get over...thank you dear friend for sharing this extraordinary work of art ?

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