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Gold in Silence


Twilight seeps through the window

I wake to feel your arm’s embrace

As you move closer to snuggle

Your beard tickles my face

Crickets chirping birds singing

You cross one leg over mine

Crows cawing air conditioner humming

Morning has arrived on time

Suddenly everything is completely still

Except for the beat of your heart

For a few seconds, there’s golden silence

Then the moment departs

All previous sounds rush in

As daylight invades the dawn

Your roll away release your embrace

I give a sigh and yawn

Birds begin singing praise

To the Amighty



Lorna Lamon on November 09, 2019:

Such a beautiful and sensitive poem Cheryl. You created a wonderful moment. Lovely.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on November 08, 2019:

Thank you

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 08, 2019:

So detailed, so relatable, so nostalgic. I like it a lot.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on November 07, 2019:

Thank you for reading and commenting

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 07, 2019:


You did a wonderful job describing this one.

I can almost feel the peaceful serene setting.

Nice write.

Tia Miller from Arkansas on November 07, 2019:

Great poem!

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