Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Undercurrent

You said you were fine.
Told me "Really, I'm ok."
Trying to play it off like you'd been hardened beyond hurt
the last time.

But in the space between your words
there is an ocean of pain.
And it drowns out everything you say.

I can hear it in your voice-
the long pauses,
the hesitations.
And I can picture your eyes
You sound so lost
and it all comes flooding back to me.

My frustration, my rage
my agony over watching you go through this
and not being able
to save you.

But in the end
all I can really say
is I love you.

And I'm sorry.


  1. Really ought only to say that you'll call back later. If all is useless and harmful now, then even love won't be heard.

    1. Certainly will be as it's an ongoing issues but was more trying to communicate frustation over not being able to change the issue that causes so much pain.

  2. Soumds like you did your part and that was all you could do!

    I feel like I'm coming in at the end of something, so I wasn't sure how to respond.

    1. No, you didn't miss anything. Thanks for stopping by, and pleasure to meet you!

  3. An emotional poem that I can relate to as well.

  4. Sometimes an "I love you" is all you can do for someone. I know the experience well. You conveyed the sentiment perfectly.

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