"But.... You Never Spoke......"

"But.... You Never Spoke......"

A Poem by Chris
"

I visited: http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/natty.moonlight/911926/ and then wrote mine... you should visit Natty's - its worth the pause. Chris

"

I read Natty's and it really struck me that - well, so many blame others for not reaching out. In actuality, it seems to me most things do take two - so either one can start... it IS allowed - ya know? 

If you start small you may find your dreams aren't always so far away and hell, it ain't really about drop-dead-beautiful or being a hunk... its about being who you are AS you are and not who you aren't.

"But....

You never spoke......"

 

So much silence exists

- filled with unspoken words -
in our world.

Its all the silence between

- loves that can't BE

- friends that never-were
- minds lost and left lingering in their shadows

- all the eyes filled with wishes...

Its all the silence between
- tears in our darkest places
- unreasoned fear of our differences
- the lil smiles unseen, unnoticed
- the empty fingertips that didn't touch...

Its all the silence between
each of us
as from our windows we gaze
out upon each other's world - alone,
watching and awaiting for the voice
- the one we didn't hear -
because
WE didn't speak

...either.

Chris

© 2012 Chris


Author's Note

Chris
I visited:
http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/natty.moonlight/911926/
and then wrote mine... you should visit Natty's - its worth the pause.
Chris

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there's so much noise in this world. so many words floating around. mostly useless ones filling up the spaces where meaning should be. the ones who speak most generally have the least to say. wouldn't it be nice if the airspace was filled with the meaningful things that are kept silent so often?
thought provoking piece. i'm off to read natty's now.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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So True & beautifully stated Poet ! Off to read Natty

Posted 9 Years Ago


Sometimes we don't have to speak....

Posted 9 Years Ago


Silence, tears-Silence fears. Again, will re-read.

Posted 9 Years Ago


So much could be said with this write.
I like this it's a ponder or two.


Posted 9 Years Ago


Went there... thanks for the gentle nudge, Chris.
You are the friend everyone wishes... desires... and needs.
(And not too bad a writer.)


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

there's so much noise in this world. so many words floating around. mostly useless ones filling up the spaces where meaning should be. the ones who speak most generally have the least to say. wouldn't it be nice if the airspace was filled with the meaningful things that are kept silent so often?
thought provoking piece. i'm off to read natty's now.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Woah! Never seen it written better than this, especially the part that follows...'Its all the silence between'... Then if I may add my own take on this, it's amazing how much nothingness silence says even though that should be of no surprise. Then we wonder why God never speaks to us, why should he? We don't even speak to us. So, yes Chris your point here got me ranting... which is always means a great read. Thanks for this much needed wisdom.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Sometimes that would've been all you needed to truly help someone, but they refused to say a word. I had a friend of mine in high school who sat next to me commit suicide, and if she would've just said something I could've helped her.

There are just times when people could've said something and they didn't and it might have helped them. We all go through that, but still.

"minds lost and left lingering in their shadows
- all the eyes filled with wishes"

I love these lines. Great work.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Very well put, you can wish and want, but if no ones going to reach out, how will there ever be a connection.



Posted 9 Years Ago


great poetry

Posted 9 Years Ago



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