~ Sleeping Beauty's Angel ~
Her long hair spilling all around her
eyes closed, deepest sleep...
She breathes in softly, fragrant whispers
promises he'll keep...
She lays there in the moonlight
shadows dancing on her face...
The trees outside sway, lulling her
and sadness has no place.
She dreams of laughter, ringing sweet
she smiles in her sleep...
She sees his eyes so full of passion
eyes that never weep.
She holds her pillow tight to her
while dreaming of his touch...
Never has she wanted someone
in her life this much...
Laying there in moonlight
dreaming of this man so true...
All the while he's sitting there
beside her, in full view.
He watches as she sleeps there
and he strokes her silken hair...
He breathes her in and longs to
kiss her, though he doesn't dare.
She is his sleeping beauty
He's her angel - steadfast, strong
He'll stay beside her through the night
It's there, he does belong.
He'll stay here, watch and keep her
safe from all of darkest night...
She'll never know that he was there
he'll slip out with dawn's light...
Her long hair spilling all around them
eyes closed, in his care...
While dreaming of him all the while,
his presence unaware...
She prayed before she fell asleep
to have an angel by her side...
And asked the Lord her soul to keep
Alas, in sleep, she died.