Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Words Unspoken…

Words ricochet inside my head
of all the things I should have said:
the “thank-yous” that lie half-composed
caught up inside of life, transposed.

I stare off into space instead
and chase the words inside my head—
What do I say to family,
and strangers who have carried me…

for kindness shared, for love they’ve shown,
reminding I am not alone?
The words remain inside my head—
resisting form, are left unsaid. 

We’ve struggled under life’s demands
 —seems nothing ever goes as planned,
with all the words I might have said
  preserved unspoken in my head.

©  Ginny Brannan 2015


  1. A beautiful poem filled with love and gratitude . Xo


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