I watch over you as you sleep.
your face, peaceful in slumber,
is open, childlike and beautiful,
your hair burnished
by the candleís flame
to a shimmering gold.
both arms around me,
you bind me with a love
that fills up raw, empty places
and tempers the darkness within.
I can feel your breath against me
your heartbeat echoing my own,
steady, strong and constant.
you are my safe haven,
my harbor, my refuge;
all that I am or could ever
hope to be I owe to you.
your faith in me, your trust
is a gift I prize above all else,
and every night before I drift to sleep
I make this solemn vow: