Unspoken Love

It hangs in the air

between gazing eyes,

within a mother when she rubs

for her unborn child.


You can see it in photos

of an anniversary,

in the fingered indentations

of a well worn rosary.


It spills from flowers that are

placed to mark a grave,

echoes in prayers,

requests to be saved.


It flows within the tears

of those left to grieve,

waiting for a final kiss

to get some relief.


It’s left within the smiles

when thoughts are brought to mind,

a sweet embrace that lingers

after earth bound time.


It’s when I think of my wife and daughters

while I’m aching through the day,

it’s in the ride I take back home

and when I forget to say


that love is everywhere

untouched and unbroken,

love is captured in these words,

no longer left unspoken.


Published in Miscellaneous Voices #1: Australian Blog Writing (Miscellaneous Press, April 2010)

Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books, December 2017

Author: Mark William Jackson

Mark William Jackson's work has appeared in various print and online journals, including Best Australian Poems 2011, Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Popshot (UK), Rabbit, Page Seventeen, SpeedPoets and The Diamond & the Thief. Mark's debut poetry collection "The Frequency of God" is available now through all major outlets, see https://markwmjackson.com/the-frequency-of-god-is-now-available/ for details.


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