Sleepless Serenade

Sleepless Serenade

A Poem by Ashley Flynn
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A poet mourns love lost, finding solace in verse.

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Paper starts to wrinkle
Ink begins to fade
Letters that I never sent
Since you sent me away

The verses here are madness,
I profess, pursue, persuade.
Love and hope and agony,
I scream your serenade.

In sleepless nights I spoke your name,
But you weren't there to find.
You said I couldn't have you,
So I wrote you in my mind.

In hollow bliss, your memory,
persists in passion profane.
The melody of your voice,
A sweet, perverse refrain.

Haunted by the echo of
Last words you said to me,
Clear mind drifts from broken heart,
Knowing one day I'll be free.

That one morning I'll awaken,
One day the sun will rise,
And I will not expect you,
Sleeping at my side.

And when that night falls,
When I do not watch the door,
Or wait for your return,
To my life and heart once more.

That night I will be free of you,
Unaffected by your charms,
No longer dreaming of the nights,
I slumbered in your arms.

But until all the words spill out,
The well of love runs dry,
I'll sing these last notes of your song,
But never say goodbye.

© 2015 Ashley Flynn


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Ashley Flynn
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I hope I do not offend you, but...this poem, these words, is this your writing?

"Sleepless Serenade" seems elevated above your previous posts. This poem has a mature 'feel' that runs stronger than what I've noticed in your other poems. Very impressive creation, dear poet.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ashley Flynn

5 Years Ago

Yes, Misery. These are my words. This is my writing. I'm not offended. If my writing has evolved, th.. read more
Misery

5 Years Ago

After reading your poem "The Journey" I did ask for more.
You have most certainly brought for.. read more



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Full of melancholic feelings!!! Very well thought out work with simplicity.....Full ratings!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent! Nice meaning. Keep up the good work....

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a great piece. That last stanza is a great ending. Fantastic job!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I hope I do not offend you, but...this poem, these words, is this your writing?

"Sleepless Serenade" seems elevated above your previous posts. This poem has a mature 'feel' that runs stronger than what I've noticed in your other poems. Very impressive creation, dear poet.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ashley Flynn

5 Years Ago

Yes, Misery. These are my words. This is my writing. I'm not offended. If my writing has evolved, th.. read more
Misery

5 Years Ago

After reading your poem "The Journey" I did ask for more.
You have most certainly brought for.. read more
Awesome write! Could definitely feel the hurt in this write. "In sleepless nights I spoke your name,
But you weren't there to find." I enjoyed it my friend :)

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ashley Flynn

5 Years Ago

Woah! That was fast! Thank you, I'm glad it resonated with you.

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Added on May 15, 2015
Last Updated on May 17, 2015
Tags: love, romance, unrequited, heartbreak, passion, poetry

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Ashley Flynn
Ashley Flynn

Long Beach, CA



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Author of the Ascension series. Loves: (power/prog/death/black/symphonic/folk) metal, wine, pizza, fantasy, sci-fi, to-do lists, and my herb garden. more..

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