Valentine's Day Poems - Voicemail

Voicemail

The caller is not available .... Please record your message after the tone....





Close the door

Sit close to the phone

So no one else can listen to my tone


I hope you don’t

Mind hearing my voice

E-mail and texting were never a choice


Write a letter

I might have done

But waiting for post is never much fun




I wanted to say, all this face to face

Never got the courage as my pulse does race

Can’t bear to think what your eyes will show

Will they show surprise, or panic, no!


For so long

We’ve been friends

Been together through times and trends


You confide in me

About the loves you’ve had

It breaks my heart when they treat you so bad


You said you were glad

You’ve got me to talk

Share cups of coffee or go for a walk


I wanted to say, all this face to face

Never got the courage as my pulse does race

Can’t bear to think what your eyes will show

Will there be shock, disappointment, no!



I’ll come to the point

The machine might stop

My grip’s too tight, my heart does hop


In love with you

I’ve always been

A future for us I’ve always seen


You fill my life

My dreams and my thoughts

A feeling that I have always fought


I wanted to say, all this face to face

Never got the courage as my pulse does race

Can’t bear to think what your eyes will show

Will it be love, please will they glow?


Ring me now

If you too feel the same

Stop me burning in this solitary flame


But if this is not

What you want

Break up this friendship, we certainly can’t


I promise you

Let’s make a deal

Don’t worry now; I know how your kind heart feels



I wanted to say, all this face to face

Never got the courage as my pulse does race

I don’t mind if your eyes do show

Love for a friend, please don't think I'm a foe



Pick up the phone

Oh let me hear your voice

Or Press delete

Don’t agonise over choice.


I love you, always, either way.

© 2011 Mohan Kumar

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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So magnificently said. The words make my heart race. Quick, I need a doctor! How sweet, how adorable...how endearing. The picture accompanying your poetry is so emotive and perfectly chosen. This alone would make any woman love you. And, then, that video, it made me cry. So beautiful...


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you so much Amy. It's so good to see a poem get comments minutes after it's 'birth'. And its extra special to get comments like this! I am humbled! you can come back anytime, any hub :-)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Docmo I loved this!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

thank you, Just ask Susan. I am glad you like it! With valentine's day approaching, I'm inspired!


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RandomLife 5 years ago from Nashville TN

This was beautiful.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks! glad you dropped by to read this.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this was so good! I could feel the emotions coming from the caller! the panic dread and hope, loved it, cheers nell


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Nell, for your visit and comments!


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lmmartin 5 years ago from Alberta and Florida

I want to know -- what did he receive in response? Come on, don't keep me guessing. Well done. Lynda


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Ingenira 5 years ago

Such a nice poem, I love it too !


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

This reads like a song, and perhaps it is. I look forward to hearing it on the radio one day.

Very nice.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful song...and Lionel Richie's "Hello is the perfect companion. A vote up and beautiful. Thank you for sharing. :)


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Fantastic..and well done.

Polly


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@Lynda- Thanks - you need to wait for the sequel. ( a clue: I can't write sad endings!)

@Ingenira- thanks for your comments.love is all around me... and so the feeling goes.

@miss_jkim - hey thanks for dropping by and your nice comment. Glad you like it and hope your words come true.

@Genna East - Thank you so much. Lionel Richie is one of my favorite singers - 'Hello' and 'Destiny' my fav songs.

@Polly- thanks Polly. Much appreciated.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

How many of us have felt this way and never took the plunge! Beautiful poem straight from the heart!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

What a lovely romantic verse you've written! Beautifully done!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@ Fossillady - Thank you very much. I think most poetry comes from true emotions. Especially unrequited ones!

@ K burns Darling- glad you could visit and read. Thank you!


Pixienot 5 years ago

Docomo,

What a lovely heart-felt poem. I did enjoy it.

Voted up.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Pixienot. You're most welcome!


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Peter Dickinson 5 years ago from South East Asia

Great, loved it. I am a romantic at heart even though I don't always show it.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks, Peter. Romance will always out ... as someone once said :

'at the gateway of my heart,

I wrote no thoroughfare

But love came piercing through,

and said 'I come everywhere'


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

You selected the perfect pictures and video for a perfect poem. I'm too impressed!


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

awesome one! Hope you had a great valentine's day!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@Fay - thank you so much. Appreciate your comments!

@sonia05, I did and thanks for visiting!


Justsilvie 5 years ago

Beautiful poem and the song is a perfect match. You can feel this emotion so strongly it makes you hope the person on the other end appreciated the lovely words and thoughts as much as the readers did.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Justsilvie- glad you enjoyed the emotions in the poem. I write from my heart rather than my head and hope it shows... I would hope there was a happy ending... but there are only millimeteres between the replay and the delete buttons!


sunitha 4 years ago

Beautiful.Keep writing you r too good.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Sunitha- Glad you like this poem.


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Shelly Bryant 4 years ago from Singapore and/or Shanghai

Enjoyed the work, Docmo. Voting it up!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Shelly. Much appreciated. If you get a chance look at the 'Haiga' hubs... 'Ten Haiku for love' and 'More haiku for love'


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Love this verse, Docmo.

"Ring me now

If you too feel the same

Stop me burning in this solitary flame" That idea of one candle burning really emphasizes the idea of loneliness without a loved one. Loved this! VUMS!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

A beautiful poem, Doc! So full of hope and desire. I loved it! VUMS! :)


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

My goodness this is wonderful. You have perfectly captured that wonderfully horrible feeling of loving someone and wanting to tell them yet not having the strength to do it face to face...

I have a friend that I love like a brother and for a while I used to give him a letter with his birthday gifts that said all the sappy things I never said to him in person (like I can with my girl friends). Its been a while since I've done that. Maybe I will write him one more.

Beautiful poem. Thank u for sharing.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I enjoyed this poem very much. I'm not good at poetry, but I envy people like you who can write it.

I know the feeling you conveyed in this poem. I love Lionel Ritchey, too.

I voted this UP....


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Oh those voicemail messages - we can always read so much into them. What an interesting backdrop for your poem about relationships :)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I don't know what to say after reading your words. I am trying to think of something clever. Your words are poeerful and left me with an "Oh my god" feeling. I like fow you formatted this too. You have a gift Docmo indeed!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

Docmo, this is beautiful. I'd really like to get a voice mail like this one from the right person. It was so enjoyable to read. I'm voting and pinning! :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I wish I could pick up the phone! As always beautifully done. You are a true romantic!

Voted up and awesome.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Michelle, Thank you. I'm glad you like that verse.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Terrye. That's me all over. Full of hope and desire. ;-)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Dana, thank you for sharing your ow experiences. IT is true that if all the unsaid things have been said, there will be a lot of happy people. Although there may also be a lot of violence!!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Mary thanks for your lovely comment. And appreciate the sharing.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Christy.. thanks for your visit. Thought this would capture a lot of unsaid emotions that I am aware of in my own friends who are afraid to speak to their beloved.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Oh Audra. that is very kind of you. Thank you so much.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Made thank you, for a moment I read 'pining' as 'pining' - especially after hoping for a message like this lol. much appreciated.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Mary - Thank you kindly for those wonderful words.


itouchtheworld 4 years ago

Nice poem


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

You write with such emotion and paint beautiful images with your words.

You chose the category *Lyrical Poetry" for this poem. I can definitely hear your words set to music.

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