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

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