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Sleeping Beautifully ( a sonnet)

Updated on December 17, 2013
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While you were sleeping ... I found Paradise

While you slept ,dear, I was fascinated

By the world, in slumber, you created

that while you slept my mind was filled with peace

and all the happiness I did so need

I got this joy; being in your presence

Intoxicated swim... in your essence

and it all started when I watched you breath;

your life's breath as the gentlest of breeze

my face to your mouth ,as close, as could be

I could thus be lost... an eternity

at once was lost , as I kissed your eyelids

your lashes fluttered gently as I did

and I traced my fingers upon your face

you reached for me in a sleepy embrace

but you were not meant to awaken yet

I kissed the trail from your shoulder to neck

nothing could be as beautiful as you

a beauty that even in sleep shines through

and I wondered in sleeping, what you dreamed

and if your dreams might ever be of me

and I prayed a prayer as I watched you sleep

that this moment could be watered down so

and stretched into an endless overflow

bathing gratefully... this endless moment,

You next to me... sleeping beautifully


Laurinzo Scott 2013


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      Audrey Hunt 9 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your poem touches the heart. Imagery feeds the mind. Beautifully executed.

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      Lena 14 months ago

      Appreciate it very much...

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Great poem and great potential. Strong imagery. Peace, my brother, Laurinzo.

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      Live To Write 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Deborah... always nice to hear from you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Are you back to writing yet Laurinzo??? Nice to see you deb

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Glad you enjoyed this one...MrsBrowns... God bless you

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Romantic and serene, lovely poem!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much W1totalk... for your kind words appreciate you stopping and reading

      Bless you!!!

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      Peace true peace. Beautiful poem.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Lisa so much...

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much bizarrett81 ... I am glad you enjoyed it...

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      WONDERFUL !

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      How beautiful and loving! Thank you for sharing! Voted up!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much Jan, I was caring for my Mom for a time, as it was my pleasure to do so... thank God she is doing better now, and I can devote more time to my first love...writing...

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Ah, Laurinzo Scott, missed your writings, so full of romance and sensuality. This is so beautifully executed. Where you been? Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Also shared. :-)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Wayne... for the reading and comments... and I agree that the no expectation moments are the best and most prescious!!!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Beautiful, Lorenzo. One of the first poems I published here was one I wrote while watching my wife sleep. It's a moment with no expectations when you sense the love upon yourself and know that it is genuine.

      voting up and sharing.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much Eiddwen for your kind words...

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Such beautiful words and thank you for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thanks to my wonderful friend in the sky... God bless you

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for the kindness bravewarrior, and it is good to get such a warm greeting upon return...

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for the kind words, and encouragement Faith... bless you Woman of God

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Jackie for your kind words... and I hope that moment in time was a pleasant one...

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you Ms Dora for the kind comments...

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, how beautiful...so passionate and peaceful. Love the images as well.

      Votes up and sharing.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Laurinzo. It's good to see you again!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very lovely piece here! So glad you are back writing here. You were missed! Your are an amazing poet.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is so very beautiful...and takes me back to a moment in time. Thank you. ^

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      So touching! Loving images I can easily imagine. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of poetry.