My Angel, My Sleeping Beauty

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After years with someone, the overwhelming nature of love can grow into something beautiful

My Angel, My Sleeping Beauty


I stood on the bottom stair

Hand on railing, gaze on her;

Unable to break my stare,

An angel asleep in her lounge chair.


I stopped; to sit right there,

Quietly watching her breathe;

Unable to break my stare;

An angel sleeping in her chair.


Her chest rose softly, taking in air,

Catching my breath in simple awe;

Unable to break my stare;

At my angel sleeping there.


A beauty with which none can compare,

Strength, softness, love so fair;

My love at which to stare,

My angel sleeping there.


So many years I’ve been blessed to share,

With my angel, my giver of care;

At an amazing woman I stare,

My angel asleep right there.


Everything has been worth it for this,

My frozen moment; sitting here: I stare.

One friend, wife, mother, daughter, sister…

One angel of beauty sleeping there.


Thank-­You Lord for this wonder,

For all the blessings undeserved;

Thank­-You for this angel,

And the grace of love returned.

Submitted: January 16, 2012

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very beautiful poem, nice use of words and like the style of writing.

Mon, January 16th, 2012 12:43pm


Thank-you ... hopefully putting it out there more people will take on the challenge of getting there...

Mon, January 16th, 2012 5:16am


a very thoughtful poem...really liked it...will b happy if u could chek out my poems too..

Mon, January 16th, 2012 3:51pm


Thanks D2C will when I get a chance - have one of those busy lives! Much appreciated $

Tue, January 17th, 2012 2:48am


Wonderfully written! A+!

Mon, January 16th, 2012 9:27pm


Thank-you :-)

Tue, January 17th, 2012 2:47am


left me smiling.....warm and heartfelt

Tue, June 12th, 2012 4:18am


Good :-) awesome to read that! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and feel and comment on my pieces. Greatly appreciated.

Tue, June 12th, 2012 4:50am


What a warm and wonderfully flowing poem. I was there feeling the love flow. If this is a personal poem i am happy for you


Fri, June 15th, 2012 12:08pm


Thanks Dibs, no, I haven't ever been that blessed. Take care

Mon, June 18th, 2012 1:12am


A lovely sentiment,beautifully expressed.
I really enjoyed this poem.

Thu, April 25th, 2013 6:52pm


Thanks so much Dee :-) Yay for that! Have a wonderful weekend $

Fri, April 26th, 2013 1:15am


Simply beautiful. congratulations

Sat, October 26th, 2013 4:07am


Thanks Cesare, have a super week :-) $

Mon, October 28th, 2013 3:12am

Jeff Bezaire

A beautiful poem! It's those simple moments when we can appreciate our love without their awareness, with only our contentment and happiness to accompany us, that mean so much and make lasting memories.

Thu, February 1st, 2018 8:43pm


They really do. I find that finding joy in those little moments gives upliftment through the harder ones. Thank-you for reading and commenting :) All the best, $

Sun, April 15th, 2018 2:25am

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