And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

she says that my face
is the last she sees
before sleep takes her,
and she cannot sleep
without it.

but I know that
there are other faces
that float above
her eyes.
and the stars are out
tonight and I
need them to dance.

“have I said too
much” she says with
a halfhearted question
of love.
no, but you have not
kept your promise
and your promise
has not kept
me.

and all the while
the clock spins circles
on the wall
and a dog barks
at the moon.
and her face sits
resting on my
heart.

I say I need to go
I am tired
and her face
and her words
and her promises
will not let me
rest.

by Ben Paynter

Comments (23)

I say I need to go I am tired and her face and her words and her promises will not let me rest. your strength in love is fascinating. May God bless you to find peace in love. thank you. tony
Well Ben, I do hope you got your rest eventually. Congrats' on such a well-deserved vote as 'Poem of the day'. Poem was excellent! I gave a 10' for this one!
It's a nice poem...both of you seem to be restlessly in love...Hope the strength of your love brings peace and tranquility in your life...congrats for being Poem of the day.
Beautiful words Ben, congratulations
Whoah. The unrest.
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