The silence of honesty ........free verse

We laugh and we dance around the truth
smiling and making
small talk
All the while we search the eye's for
any reception

We stroke each others ego's
and dish out
tender mercies
without asking
All the while seeking any silent
message

Sometimes we should just
blurt it out
Stop hiding behind
words behind smiles
and even tears
and just say it

Come with me now
and tomorrow for
an hour a day
a lifetime
But just be with me
please
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Have you ever had one of those experiences where you just connect with someone and
spend one perfect hour , one treasured afternoon , one day even . Or for just a few moments , you can even feel a lifetime of some kind of love pass in just a few moments?
As to aging and letting tender honesties become regular conversations , it just feels good ! Doesn't it !

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I can answer that quite easily - yesterday with my wife. And sometimes not tender honesty with us but loving honesty at least.

Those of us with heightened empathy I assume can all really relate to this piece.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sometimes it's just good to listen and take it all in, no words needed when with a special friend. I have met so many wonderful people on HP, of course my family makes it all complete. Thank's for sharing...


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Beautiful thoughts, Ed. I can so relate to this. It is good, very good, to go into the silence and listen to the voice of the soul then one knows the inner truth and follows the heart.


nikkij 2 years ago

dont want to sign in but this is nikkij504gurl just wanted to say your poem is right on. we should always tell people how we feel before its too late


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Eric , yes , even with our wives ! How perfect is that !....Yet I also have met women with whom something connects , honestly of course , and there is a certain beauty that passes there !..Yes ? ......thanks for stopping by !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful thoughts. Follow your heart for it know where it's going.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Ed- Great poetic observations. I think as we age we are more often able to appreciate these moments and hours, experiences, in and out of our marriages, without them taking a wrong turn. Blessings! Theresa

PS Book is on the way. :)


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful sentiments and oh so true!


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you all ! Luv Ya !

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