I Stayed Up All Night
Author: Bench


I stayed up all night
Waiting for you,
To come in through
The front door.

The table had been set,
The knives and forks laid out.
The wine has been cooling,
And the candles wait to be lit.

The lights had been mellowed.
Jazz pouring out of the speakers.
The flowers smell outrageous.
All we are waiting for is you.

The seconds turned to minutes,
The minutes to hours.
The heady smell and the soft lights
Caused the eyes to shut.

The sound of a car in front
Forces the lids to open
Yet it had been the neighbor
And the beautiful wife.

Moving drowsily upstairs,
Hoping against hope
You'll still come in
Because I stayed up all night.

In the morning, it was too cold
My arms searching that space
Seeking for warmth
Yet there was nothing there...

Your side had been unslept in.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Stacey ( -- Wednesday, December 10 2003, 02:20 pm

to bench

I really enjoyed this poem bench. great job
Tarna ( -- Sunday, December 14 2003, 06:59 am

wanting more

Ths one leaves you wanting an explaination. Wanting more and wondering .... So where were they? ;)
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