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Clad in white and sometimes in dark,
He beckons me with outstretched arms

The first time I met him was when I was young and innocent
He captured my heart with his tantalizing, dreamy gaze
The warmth of his grasp
Soothed my feverish breath
My weary head found solace in the bosom of my beloved

For a few years  I cried with longing
When I lost sight of him
But then he returned
His heart touched by my plaintive tears

In truth, he is the greatest love of my life,
My beau, my knight and  saviour
I call him Sleep.

Word count:100


This is written in response to Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday 2014-8

The prompt for this Saturday was 

 ‘the greatest love of all’

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Inderpreet Kaur Uppal · March 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Your love is so eternal. It's my favourite too;)

Dr. Gauri Kekre · March 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

awww I know, I am yet to meet Sleep again. Wonder when will it happen. Superb take on the prompt Shailaja 🙂

Shilpa Garg · March 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

That's a good one, Shailaja!! Didnt see it coming 😀

Roshan Radhakrishnan · March 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

haha.. lovely. very creative…

Swathi Shenoy · March 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Hehe 😀 the end really brought smile on my face! Creative 😀
Btw its my favourite too 😀 Sleep 😉

Sreeja Praveen · March 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The best friend 😀 😀 The saviour, the knight in the shining armour 🙂 Love you, Sleep 🙂

You caught me there 😀 Lovely, Shailaja 🙂

Aparna · March 23, 2014 at 3:28 pm

LOL Shailaja.. we think alike here as well ;).. Loved the take on the prompt!

Talya Tate Boerner · March 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

excellent. I missed him last night…

sulekkha · March 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Sneaky 🙂 Loved your greatest love of all…I have dreams as my love 🙂

Shiva · March 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Ha ha share your love with a lot of people…me included… loved the take and the twist

takeawalkinthewoods · March 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Took me off guard this one. 😛
Cool take on the prompt.

Corinne Rodrigues · March 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Oh yes, which reminds me I need to get more love! 😉 Nicely done, Shailaja. And you were right on mine!

Scattered Mama · March 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Hahaha…beloved sleep…and i guess he gets too possessive when the kids r young…trying to butt in all the time they need us!

My Inner Chick · March 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I was expecting some HOT guy in the end…

LOVE!! xx

Pixie · March 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I completely agree!! 😉
Brilliantly done Shailaja!

Vidya Sury · March 24, 2014 at 6:42 am

No greater love than getting enough sleep. My blessings to you, Shailaja!

Rajlakshmi · March 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

Sleep sometimes avoids me too. Well written

myriadrainbowhues · March 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Ha Ha…that was so cute…who does'nt like “Sleep” 😉

vishalbheeroo · March 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Love the twist, Shilaaja. Sleep is the partner in whose embrace we sleep peacefully:)

Uma · March 25, 2014 at 3:39 am

Lovely!..Sleep is my knight in shining armour too..:-)

Nabanita · March 25, 2014 at 11:12 am

haha you sly sly woman! Loved it! I love sleep too…God I meet him anywhere , everywhere! 😀

belinda reger · March 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Nice one.. I'm a sleep-o-holic.

Sushree Dash · March 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

It's just so creative ….Awesome 🙂

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