Cherish – A Sonnet

rose for F

If, when I slip into kindly sleep tonight
I dream you wake me with a loving kiss
It would please me to have you remember this
that when harsh dawn’s invading light
steals the sweetness of the night
and robs me of nocturnal bliss
I’ll hug my pillow, and smilingly reminisce
I beg you, don’t worry about my plight
I nurture the dreams which lead me to you
I breathe youthful light into them every day
I cherish you within my head and my heart
And dreaming is the only thing I can do
to ease the ache that is secretly hidden away
since impossibility has held us apart

© Jane Paterson Basil

5 thoughts on “Cherish – A Sonnet

  1. How strange – I’m sure I responded to this comment. I must have forgotten to click ‘send.
    I think Shakespeare would probably write “Room for improvement” on my report card, but I’d be proud that he’s bothered to put pen to paper for me.


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