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In The Night

Sleeping next to me
her body rarely moves
echoing the stillness
and dark quiet of the night

I pull her gently closer to me
trying desperately to feel her calm

The beasts of the night are held back
by steel reins of contentment
now welcome, sleep finds me again

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One of my earliest efforts, read at our wedding. I was trying to capture a small element of the larger concept of being in love.
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How very romantic. and soothing.

If you read it as (you) instead of (her) it still works right through, clever stuff.

Thank you...Teddy

show what she means to you and I am going to surmise, that you suffer from PTSD. I particulary like the last line:
" The beasts of the night are held back by the steel reins of contentment. [Sleep, now welcome, sleep finds me again." ]
I would revise the last part of the line to be a line of it's own; but just my opinion. ~ Geezer.

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flavors more pleasantly
like your lovely recollection
it applies to all satisfied ones
you were lucky
I have never read you
nor have you ever read me
may we

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