Speak Up

They walked in silence.
She urged him to speak,
He almost spoke,
So many times,
But never did.

Say something,
Anything,
She silently urged.

Sentences were spoken
In his head,
Never good enough
To speak aloud.

I need to know you care,
She thought,

I can’t because I care,
Thought he.

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2 Responses to Speak Up

  1. wbdeejay says:

    A tricky situation, put so simply and beautifully into words. Familiar with this, moreso from younger days, but sometimes still if I care too much…

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  2. I can understand her eagerness to hear his words of love, and his reluctance to speak of his deepest feelings. But behaving in a loving and affectionate way demonstrates love more eloquently than words ever can.

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