Why The Hesitation?

I see your face
Through eyes
Blank with loss
Trying to smile
Yet I can feel
I see your soul
I see the tears
You try to hide
I hear the plea
In your silence

An echo asks
A new chance
To fill all voids
The pale face
A white mask
Only a known
Eye can break

Friend, have
You forgotten
You’ve smiled
With me too
Your smile, it
Remains with
Me eternally

Why still the
Hesitation to
Come to me
Old promises
I shall fulfill
Be with you
Till that lost
Smile returns
After all, that
Is why friends
Were meant
To be eternal

Written for Thursday Poets Rally, Week 36, Dec 30th to Jan 5th

Beautiful red bloom
Silent appreciation
Accepted with love

I have been nominated for Perfect Poet on Week 35 of the Poets Rally. This badge has been given to me. With the haiku, I accept the appreciation. I nominate DancingFreak for the award in this week’s rally. Thanks!

Image: Photobucket through Google Images search.

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

108 thoughts on “Why The Hesitation?”

  1. wow. that’s a true friend, one that I know you to be. whoever this poem is meant for, they would be lucky to have such a friend in you. beautiful poem, and the haiku to accept your perfect poet badge was good too. have fun.. Happy New Year..!

    • thanks very much, Suja. I don’t know if that friend is lucky.. maybe, maybe not 😀 I’ve not asked. glad u liked the poem and the haiku.. wish you a Happy New Yr too 🙂

  2. This phrase touches me deeply: “Friend, have You forgotten You’ve smiled With me too” You’ve beautifully articulated the loss of connection we often experience in relationships left untended.

  3. sometimes all you need is a good friend to help heal our wounds…though time is the best healer but our friends help in speedy recovery from loss…this was beautiful as always…Happy New Year Leo…

  4. A smooth write – friendship somethimes is more of a challange, which results are worth the while. Happy New year to you and look forward to reading you in the ’11!

    • yes, friendship is challenging, Anthony.. but at the end of it, one needs that more than anything.. 🙂 Happy New Year, and I look forward to the same at your blog too 🙂

  5. I love reading your posts ,they seem to be filled with such magick,that can feel it within ,The images are viewed with much beauty ,Keep posting ,many Lover stopping by .

    personal note
    No one can hurt You
    Unless you allow

    True Love is not simple Words ,like No one will ever love you like I did ,then they walk away ,towards another .

    True Love is not Written in a Poem to be left unspoken ,never faced with Reality .

    To what I’ve seen
    Some Do not even know True Love
    They will argue the point ,they do
    No ,they are still searching within themselves .

    Leaving My Heart with Words here today .
    Now it shall forever be me speaking the Truth to ,your Soul .
    You shall never be Loved ,Like I will always Trust and Believed .
    I Loved You
    Yes used word Loved .
    As now I finial Know That I am Set Free of this Bind that connected each other together .

    My Heart is Free and believe me ,This is so Refreshing to have this Experience ,it is like ,each Heart beat
    Holds some amazing Sound as it beats within you ,that is really for first time .
    Becomes “Alive”

    Happy New Year
    May the Life ,Open up something new ,that will bring much Beauty to your World .
    Be the Magick in 2011
    Be the Beauty in 2011
    Be Yourself in 2011
    Open your Heart ,Love You
    There becomes a Beauty and Magick ,breathing amazing Love in just being Who you are .


  6. “your smile, it remains with me eternally”… Just beautiful! Really enjoyed your haiku – I struggle and strive to create one truly beautiful haiku. Using few words, meaningfully. You did it quite well.

  7. Beautiful composition. I definitely know what it’s like to have someone who knows they can come to you for ANYTHING and they simply don’t. I’ve actually been on both sides of that coin.

  8. Friend, have
    You forgotten
    “You’ve smiled
    With me too
    Your smile, it
    Remains with
    Me eternally”
    I love the repeating of smile.
    this is a pretty stanza

  9. Loved the language & imagery of the poem. Curious – Is capitalizing the first word of every line a style choice or done for a diff. reason? There is TONS to read here! Gonna have to read through some of your archives and play catch-up. Great submission, I always do enjoy strong-voiced poets.


    • hi Carib 🙂 capitalization of the first word in each line is done coz it is part of the English language 🙂 a rule of capitalization.. thanks for stopping by and subscribing to the blog too.. glad u enjoyed the poetry..

  10. Happy new year leeooooooo!!!
    aawww such a chwweeettt poem 😀
    and yes i am tryin my best to be back 😀 thanks a ton for being there 😀

  11. Well , for whomsoever you have written this , this poem is beautiiiiiiiifulllll .. I just loved this poem , reminds me one of a friend whom I am very close to, who would have said kinda like you, except that in poetic way .. 😛 On a serious note , its wonderful to see such motivational words strung in place , lending an invisible hand to friend , who is in need of one 🙂 Wonderful Leo , its really fantastic 🙂

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