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Sleeping Man

I watch you as you sleep mysterious man. Lost in a land of dreams - inhabiting a different world to me - temporarily. Or maybe you always do? Do you really know me or I you? Married, yet separated somehow by our differences - missing the point. Sometimes dwelling in disunited silence. Lost in languid ignorance of one another's musing. I long for you to touch me tenderly; to see transparently the love that used to be. Or maybe still is, but different now somehow. I long for you to listen; to notice me. A mutuality of conversation; a shared interest in humanity, but you dismiss me. A rushed kiss and you are gone again. Talking on the ever ringing phone as you gesture a half hearted goodbye. Goodbye then. Will you even notice? When you come home and I'm not here - how long for you to realise that I have gone? I watch you as you sleep mysterious man. Lost in a different reality - inhabiting a different world to me - permanently.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 5/3/2009 9:32:00 PM
Helen, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul
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Date: 4/28/2009 12:12:00 PM
Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals Helen. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/19/2008 5:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/19/2008 4:37:00 AM
IT'S ACTUALLY LIKE HE'S DREAMING, BUT MORE LIKE HE'S IN A TRANCE...HE SEES BUT DOESN'T SEE.YOUR POEM IS HEAVY WITH EMOTIONS!I CAN HEAR THE SIGHS AND SEE THE TEARS UNTIL YOU DECIDED TO PUT A PERMANENT END TO THE COMATOSE RELATIONSHIP.GOOD POEM.JIDE BADMUS
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Date: 11/18/2008 4:59:00 AM
Great write... Congrats, D.
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Date: 11/17/2008 12:38:00 PM
Well done, Helen. Congratulations this week's featured poem!! ~ Carrie
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Date: 11/17/2008 10:03:00 AM
Congratulations Helen on "Sleeping Man" being featured. Vince
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Date: 11/2/2008 4:36:00 AM
AS long as there is NO snoring !!! ZZZZZZZ ...
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