In sweet slumber, your head lay
Your chest heaved with tender breathing
As I watch with the dawn of the new day.
How calming it is to watch you sleeping.
No toil, no trouble, no disappointment
Stain your smooth, fair brow
As you sleep in a river of tenderness
How I long to kiss you now
But, oh, how peaceful you look
Sleeping so sound, without a care
Could a tender kiss wake you
If I had the courage to even dare?
A soft curl pressed to your head
I gently brush aside
The slight touch, you did not stir
And so I gather up my pride
Slowly, ever so slowly do I
Caress your lips with mine
You do not stir, I sigh a sigh
You still slumber, all is fine
And so I sit and watch you
As you lay and continue to dream
I smile, because you will never know
The kiss I stole unseen