An entry to the Totally Optional prompts. You may visit here for a short introduction to this piece on my other blog.



1. A song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak.
2. A poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.

[Origin: Late 17th century, French, from Old French albade, from Old Provençal albada, from alba, dawn, aubade, from Latin.]



Just a bit longer, stay
I want to kiss you once more

The night as a witness to our desire
Close your eyes,
Can you feel me?
Like I did just hours ago

In the silence of the darkness
Your breath as my beacon
I caress you with my fingertips

Just a bit longer
Make love to me once more

Brushing wavy tendrils away
Your stubble grazes my chin
A passion on a sway
Yet again
Your lips cradled in mine

In the crescendo of our heartbeats
Your voice as my refuge
I echo you with my eyes

Just a bit longer, stay
I want to kiss you once more

The night’s growing old
Dawn’s stealing quietly through
My spine feels a cold
Hold on, don’t let go

In the warmth of this raging amour
My dream as my anchor
I shut my eyes tight

As you must know
I wake with the dawn,
There you go.

Just a bit longer
Make love to me once more

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37 replies on “stay”
  1. says: Shreya

    Rads, I *do* love the way you subtly word even the raunchiest of emotions – in a completely non-tacky and sweet way – you do have a gift with words (at the risk of repeating myself!)

  2. says: rads

    gauri: 'almost' being the key word eh? πŸ™‚

    naren: πŸ™‚

    Shreya: Dear girl, thanks for repeating, I could use that! πŸ™‚ Not sure about how much of a gift this is…

  3. says: Kiran

    Enjoyed very much your archives. Your words flow just as others have mentioned.
    This poem is cleverly done with metaphors placed where one usually does not see. Can I ask you to explain certain lines and how you meant them? Unsure about the usage of “beacon” and “echo with eyes” phrases. I hope you don’t mind me asking.

  4. says: rads

    Kiran: I apologise. Your comment got into 'spam' I rescued it and approved, but yet I don't see it. Now I've lost it completely. In any case, here's your clarification you asked.
    "Your breath as my beacon" – Beacon is a shining light cutting through fog. Light is heat, warmth. I hope that was clearer?
    "I echo you with my eyes" – as in what she sees in his eyes, she echos it, reflects it. I could've used 'mirror' but I liked this. It has a literal and figurative meaning to it.

    Hope that helped? Thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  5. This is plain AWESOME!! U have a briliant poet in u apart from the engrossing story-teller! (I said the same thing on 'tenneling thru' too! So excuse me for repeating myself!) πŸ™‚

    1. says: rads

      Stitha: lol, I'll interpret it as that you're speechless and stuck on the same line? πŸ™‚ Thanks, am meddling around with words and thoughts..

  6. ah a beautiful way of describing a wet dream πŸ™‚

    but seriously – ur a great writer. this poem is awesome! i totally go with the very first comment πŸ™‚

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