If I Sleep


You will never be mine

In subtle caress and whispered tones

Those smiling eyes with depths unknown

Tangerine cheeks that beg the kiss

Full rubied lips that hint of bliss

Or lilting words from thoughts unkept

That speak my name with loving breath

The honeyed taste the coats the tongue

The beating of our hearts as one


You are just a dream divine

A silent wish from this lonely heart

The tragic horse before the cart

Your portrait remains but faceless

An elusive, shimmering oasis

A thing of beauty from ancient lore

Professed by every poet of yore

And the worst of it, it seems

You exist, only in my dreams


If it is my company that you keep

Please don’t wake me if I sleep


10 Responses to “If I Sleep”
  1. beth says:

    nothing wrong with dreaming

  2. Life is a dream… a very well written, artistic and most beautiful poem!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    That last line is killer! Love this! 😍

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Bravo Brad I just love this piece pulls at the heart stings. Beautifully written my friend. Love Jonikins ❤️

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