"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Sunday, 15 April 2012

mag 113

you too feel the pain
and cannot stop this grief
and sadness
from consuming you
flowers seem like the right thing to do
but i wish you would 
open up
and cry and shout
like i do
let me know how you hurt
show me your heart
say it aloud
blame me
for letting you down
it is not only my blood that is lost
it is yours as well
you too can cry and shout
and together we will try
but for now
it is 
i want
and love
not your silence
not your flowers

Thanks to Tess - The Mag 


  1. felt.

    nice...yeah the silence is deadly as you cant really process yourself what the other is feeling...raw and real

  2. not silence and not flowers but you - oh this is a song i have cried before, but yours is beautiful, poetic - I love it

  3. There is a depth of grief here it's almost frightening to contemplate ... well done.

  4. This is for real.

    Reflective and true.


  5. This is for real and would be even more so with some punctuation.

    1. thanks so much. i really struggle with punctuation and find myself putting in commas and dashes and then removing them. could you do me a favour? my email address is jenny@coulters.co.za - won't you put in the punctuation where you think fit? hope this isn't a cheek. everyone is so friendly and encouraging on this site.

  6. The last line is especially beautiful...

  7. Pride is often foolish - your words are wonderful!

    Anna :o]

  8. Jenny this full of truths many have felt and not spoken.....beautiful writing! :-)

  9. it is you I want and love
    not your silence, not your flowers

    A heartfelt plea...