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Why can't you say I Love you

Updated on February 27, 2010
The Joy of Youth  and love
The Joy of Youth and love
Sunset and sunrise
Sunset and sunrise

Say I love you.

Life has so many different faces and you never tell which face is covering up what is really taking place on the inside.

Hubpages is a place where one can write anything that pricks the mind.It is a place for therapeutic healing and cleansing of the soul .Today I write this article which is different from most that I have written on the net It is about love. A love that was not spoken a love that was expected to be understood ,the biggest mistake that most lovers make.

Love is to be spoken ,written and expressed in action or else it will be missunderstood.

Why is it that people are afraid to say I love you? Why do people try to play tough and in doing so create a life time of unhappines.

It does not worth all the unhappy days and years spent because of pride.When we can let go selfishness , self conciousness and pride the world will be a better and happier place

I love you

Through all these years

I read your letters time and times again,

I searched them diligently for the words

I love you.


Eyes of doubt are blind to love

But now you are gone strange things happen

Until today they laid there all hidden the words.

I craved, I stared, dumbstruck and grief-stricken.


For there they were on every page

Screaming at me, I love you.

I did not see, I did not hear

Inequality is surely a robber.


Full of remorse and regret for the silent

Tears you must have shed

Too proud to show or tell or let me know

How much the feelings, the words, I love you hurt.


I could not on paper comprehend the “I love you,”

You said in so many different ways,

Because I was listening to hear from your lips

The magic, melodic, sound of, I Love you.


All these years I wondered what became of you

But too scared to know and deepen the hurt

For myself or maybe even you, I’m not quite sure.

So I remain silent like you, and bore all the hurt.


But did I ever say I love you or was I just like you

Putting them on Paper in so many different ways

Too afraid to speak the magic words and say

I love you.


For thirty five years I have not laid eyes on you

Nor heard your voice, but saw you in every place I go

And all the people I meet, but most of all I live with

Part of you in the form of my thirty years old son.


Fate at times do play some very unkind games and tricks

It gave him many of the qualities that were uniquely you.

Your height, your demeanor and even your profession

You would have been proud to call him son.


I never stopped missing you although I have someone

I told you who loves me much more than you did.

Today I met you on the internet you became old and grey.

But worst of all I learned that you are dead.


Your obituary said you left to moan sisters and

brothers and the two sons I had already known,

It would have been less painful had it said a wife

And other sons, then I would be sure you did

Not travel your remaining thirty five years

Not sure that you were truly loved.


So today I will be like Pharaoh and break my vow of silence,

Removing all the doubts of family and friends

And speak your name, for the last time since you are now dead

Jasper Melbourne Edwards Snr. I loved you.


So please release me as I now release you Its time I love again.

I cannot remained for ever chained to your memory.


Soy Criada


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    • Dr.Ope profile image

      Olive Ellis 

      6 years ago

      I oftentimes wonder why it is so hard for some persons to say "I love you" to their partners. When I love someone, it's like I want to shout it out to the hills, I want it to be known! I agree with you when you say that love is to be spoken, written and expressed in action. Very good hub, keep sharing and all the best my fellow Jamaican.

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      8 years ago

      Thank you Juliet! I have been through one bad relationship after another. The words that are supposed to mean the most being flung at me like wet paper towels. It was not until very recently that I realized what those three little words truely mean. Your free verse and outstanding mind are great assets to the hub community.

    • NarayanKrishna profile image


      8 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      There are some people whom we do not need to say, there are some people to whom it is not necessary to say. To our family members we do not need to say, because it is autometically there. To others it is not necessary to say, because others are outsiders.

    • Juliet Christie profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliet Christie Murray 

      8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Thanks for visiting and making your contribution for other who read may understand the importance of love

    • creativeone59 profile image

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Juliet for a really bneautiful but sad peom. sometimes for what ever reason, some people although they feel love, can't bring themselves to say the words I Love You, maybe because of some painful incident in their lives that cause this or maybe they were brought up in a home that the words I Love You was never used. It's hard to say. But I do know everyone wants love,even the ones that cant' seem to say it. Thank you for sharing.Godspeed. creativeone69

    • Cathy profile image


      8 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Thanks for putting out this very powerful, humble Hub. I like the way you freely verse your thoughts.

      I was raised in a household where I never once heard the words, and had to be in my 40's to 'see' it. Some people say it, even wear it out, saying it without thought or feeling. Some show it as best they can, through their own hurt. I hope you feel release now, learning what you have through the obituary.

      Love surely is the most powerful source available, yes?


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