Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

A Poem by Will Neill
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A shy young man remains hidden in the shadows but yearns for the strengh to speak to his secret love.

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‘’Tender is the Night’’

  

               Tender is the Night

            Of love’s once shining Star

           By heartaches least wanted

               I adore thee from afar

            And if my soul could render

              All of me I’d give to you

                                                  Along with Cupids sender

            Fly an arrow strong and true

       To pierce mine secret admiration

          Which dwells in shadows blue

           To crack this shell of coyness

             That keeps me far from you

          And if my courage is unleashed

               With cupids perfect aim

      I’ll find the strength and fortitude

           To speak my humble name

                                        But I can only dream of such liaison

            In my secret prison cell

        That binds me too uncertainty

         So mine own passion I must quell

     But if such a moment should arise

                 I fear rejection most

     So I will hide among the shadows

              And still remain a ghost

                         ************

 

Will Neill 2015

 

 

 

© 2015 Will Neill


Author's Note

Will Neill
I took a break fro my novel writing and found this lurking in my mind

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What an incredibly beautiful poem you have penned here Will Neill. I count myself fortunate that I came across it. Classical in style, and so very touching to read. Congratulations.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


Will Neill

3 Years Ago

Christine Anne-thank you so much for your kind comment.
So often we miss the point of poetry and with this creation you have not. It is smooth and gracefully written. Tender images leap from the page.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Will Neill

3 Years Ago

Cherrie-thank you
Beautiful. This flows like the old time poems soft and tender. Valentine

Posted 5 Years Ago


Will Neill

5 Years Ago

valentine, thank you.
will
Will, Beautifully written. You captured all the feelings of longing that we share for that special someone. If you have not been in the shadows of waiting and wanting you cannot fully appreciate and experience the depth and beauty of true love. Thank you sir, Richie B.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Will Neill

5 Years Ago

Richie thanks, I think we all have been in the shadows at some time.
Take Care.
Will
Oh, boy--this could be about the young me. Viewing from afar, hoping for the nerve to talk to her, but so, so afraid of being rejected. Bring on those cupid arrows! Very nice writing, Will.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Will Neill

5 Years Ago

Thanks Sam, I think we all were a little shy once
Beautifully penned ... heartfelt and moving poetry!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tiana

5 Years Ago

I read it again and it is just as lovely as the first time I've read it if not more ... A keeper for.. read more
Will Neill

5 Years Ago

Tiana, thank you for revisiting my poem, you may enjoy my stories as well.
Will
Tiana

5 Years Ago

You are so welcome. I'm sure I will love your stories as well ...
Oh yes, I have been inside this poem in my head. Back in the day I was so shy. I had a major crush on a boy for the longest time but never let him know. I have played the "what if" game with myself many, many times but, life works out the way it is supposed to and mine turned out pretty darn good. I really like this. Bravo!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Will Neill

6 Years Ago

Thank you, I think most can relate to it.
Will
MelissaAndres

6 Years Ago

I know I certainly can.
Beautifully rhymed. I love a poem that provokes colorful visions while reading--like yours.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Will Neill

6 Years Ago

Thank you.
Will
Woww its so relatable and very beautifully penned. Enjoyed it

Posted 6 Years Ago


Will Neill

6 Years Ago

Thank you Sakshi.
Will
Love the verse! Written like a true bard of Ulster!

It is a tale that is the story of my life. It must be an Irish thing, or at least a thing of those of us from the northern half of the island! (My folk are from the Breiffne Marches, the border with Leinster / Connaught and Ulster...)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Will Neill

6 Years Ago

Tomas nice to see a fellow Irishman, thank you for reading.
Will

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Will Neill
Will Neill

belfast, United Kingdom



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