"Just Silence"

"Just Silence"

A Poem by Valentine

          "Just Silence"

Before I could take the time to say
What was in my heart that day;
I stood still---and could not impart
To you the words that filled my heart.

You stopped and talked awhile;
I wonder if...I took the time to smile?
Your eyes spoke so many silent words;
I could not say"my heart has heard."

Every silent thing you tried to express
My mind so full of emptiness.
My heart so full...I could not speak;
Or lay my palm against your cheek.

I wanted to say "I love you,"
To ask you if you " loved me too?"
But...I stood there in silentness,
Afraid to speak, my tongue did rest.

Silence! I could not say the words,
That me own mind had often heard.
Afraid to say how I have yearned,
Fear that my feelings you would spurn.

Both too shy, we turned and walked away,
Forever to wonder "what we did not say?'

written by Valentine

© 2015 Valentine



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excellent poetry that rings so many bells in my head, a road i've been down too many times :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Valentine

2 Years Ago

Possibly most of us when we were young and starting out. Kathie
I enjoyed this poem.
"Both too shy, we turned and walked away,
Forever to wonder "what we did not say?'"
I believe words not said haunt us more than the words we spoke. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poem dear friend.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Valentine

2 Years Ago

Thank you John, I always appreciate your views of my writing. Kathie
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Katie.
Sometimes those feelings felt so deeply inside are the most difficult of all to express, to utter those words ' I love you..nice work..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Valentine

2 Years Ago

Thank you Fran, just words, I read a lot and ideas for writes come. Kathie
ahhh a great piece and yes this strikes most people I feel - being rather shy at heart I can relate ... we live a life of 'what if's' we must learn to never reach that question ... as I just told my son earlier today 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' lovely piece V XX

Posted 2 Years Ago


Valentine

2 Years Ago

Some times we have to step out of our comfort zone. Kathie
a beautiful write kathie,and the thought of what you did not say made the whole poem

Posted 2 Years Ago


Valentine

2 Years Ago

Thank you Ron. Sometimes it would be better to speak out. Kathie

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