Come, Lay Your Head Next To My Pillow

by Melissa Arel

Come, lay your head next to my pillow
Rest my love, rest with me tonight
Let out a breath and a trembling sigh
While I stroke your hair
As tears come falling from your eyes
As I clear away every drop, so salty and oceanic blue
I'll kiss away every fear and sorrow
That has taken you captive, capturing you.

You have been my strength for so long
Holding my chin held high
Looking deep into the onyx pools
Gathering the pieces of my shattered pride
But now you have come in a time of need
Here I am, and I will remain
As long as you want me, I'll stay with you
While you work, strive and struggle through the pain.

Come my love.. my love
I'll sing to you those sweet lullabies
The songs that soothe the loitering ache
And childhood memories you try to hide
That keep you in this restless wake.

So turn off the lights and pull down the shades
Crawl under these sheets and put your glasses away
Sleep, my love as you rest your weary soul
While I whisper "I love you"
As you succumb to my hold.


Author's Note: An oldie but a goodie.

Posted on 03/31/2003
Copyright © 2020 Melissa Arel

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Christina Bruno on 04/01/03 at 06:23 PM

oldie but a very goodie!

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 04/04/03 at 06:12 AM

sometimes, stumbling through the desert of one's thoughts, the traveler will come upon a gem of an oasis and want to lay his head there for a long long time...such a gem is this poem..:)

Posted by David R Spellman on 04/04/03 at 05:11 PM

Sweet, beautiful verses here and such wonderful images. I especially liked "The songs that soothe the loitering ache." Excellent!

Posted by Michael Defries on 12/26/09 at 12:38 AM

"onyx pools" nice imagery. How is it used? I got "deep emotion" or perhaps "eyes". "Tears" invoked a vulnerable feeling rather than comfort and openness. "Crawl under these sheets" and "rest your weary soul" ends it safe, softly and nicely. I surrender. (It captures the "understanding" between lovers well. I'll be reading this again and again. Thank you for this)

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