what you say every morning and night

what you say every morning and night

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

sometimes you just have to trust

"
People don't know
what I know.
that everyone you've
ever loved
has had to go ...
if you say it,
if you make it
real
you believe it
will make me
leave.


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when you spend your whole life
being a rock for everyone else,
how do you let yourself crumble?


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trust me.
I know you
want to.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------when you close your eyes,
who do you think of,
and what then,
when you open
them again?

there's the answer
to the question
you are afraid
to ask
 who do you love?




© 2018 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
This started out as something else entirely. Not sure how I got here.

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I love this one better than most of your poem combinations becuz of the way each part seems very congruous with the other parts. The first one could be me. I hate to admit how easy it is for me to leave someone & how natural it is for me to be alone, forging ahead without looking back. Rock-crumble: so true of the proverbial "superwoman" syndrome! The last two poems make me think of how we wish we could really know how another person perceives, but we are limited to his words & body language (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

This is one of my favourites too. I am glad you shuffled through the pile.:)



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I love this one better than most of your poem combinations becuz of the way each part seems very congruous with the other parts. The first one could be me. I hate to admit how easy it is for me to leave someone & how natural it is for me to be alone, forging ahead without looking back. Rock-crumble: so true of the proverbial "superwoman" syndrome! The last two poems make me think of how we wish we could really know how another person perceives, but we are limited to his words & body language (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

This is one of my favourites too. I am glad you shuffled through the pile.:)
Some questions we can't answer. Maybe if we answered. Could make us learn. We are in the wrong place. I enjoyed the poetry and thank you Lyn for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you for stopping in. I take it as a huge compliment from one whose poetry I consider to be a r.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I will back later to read more. I am enjoying your series of poetry and thoughts. You are welcome L.. read more
Best to bury some memories or they rob you of the present. They are seduction though, aren't they? Poignant write, KL:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Interesting. This is very much about the present. Always like to see my work from others' perspectiv.. read more
i just visited my 97 year old dad...the guy who was always so strong for everybody---and now he needs help and his pride makes that hard for him...and he took care of my mom....loved her for 70 years they were married...now she is gone...and he is hoping to see her again...soon...

wow, on this poem...

j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

That means a lot. Brought a tear to my eye. Thank you.
Sometimes god is in the details.
Sometimes, it is in what is lacking. Being subtle can be amazingly potent at times.

You're really talented Goode. What can I say other then that?
Your poem resonates with people and digs deep into their souls and turf that they seldom visit when unprovoked.

The last line is so very true. Who do you love? That's a difficult question. I think we should start with ourselves.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your very nice review. I say what I think and feel, and hope it connects.
Wow, does this ever resonate with me right now.
Very nice, from start to finish.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks I really appreciate that.
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Tragically good piece. I like the musings, the questions to oneself in this one and the closing line reads powerful. I think, somehow your last two stanzas could stand for themselves because they read so well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. The first and last are stand alone poems, glued together with my thoughts. I th.. read more
V

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. I think I read it differently but your words on it sound relatable.
sublime ...softly tragic and simply a great closing ...i did as your poem directs while reading and the love of my life and lives came instantly to me ..it was a surprise ... i think a little better of myself as a result ;)
E.
ps. the spoken word has intrigued me for a while in my life ..there has been much said about its power ...starting in the Bible ..and in many self help books ..if we speak it out loud ..and or tell someone ..we are more likely to make it happen ..as much a humanly possible that is ..
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

And that, my friend, is exactly why sometimes the things we don't say are more powerful than the thi.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

yes ...so many words let fly and hurt ..left unsaid they can pass on to the graveyard degrade to hum.. read more

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