Your letters tell me you are well
and to make sure I understand
there are some drawings from your hand
of flowers and of churches too.
The words are chosen with much care
and all of this makes me aware
this is no longer you at all.

Your letters tell me nothing’s well
between the lines I read goodbyes
I see your honest, caring eyes
and how you struggle to find ways
of letting go in friendly words
but every kind syllable hurts
this is no longer us at all.

Comments on: "Every kind syllable hurts" (20)

  1. You can take an event, conversation or day to day thoughts and bring them alive. I’ve felt these feelings before and passed them by as something that just happens. These are milestones and you are able to easily communicate it in just a few words. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Michael, thank you very much for your wonderful comment!
      I am very pleased to share this with you πŸ™‚

  2. A perceptive analysis of love between one who stay at home and the beloved growing further with new impressions and consequently farther from the other. Thanks Ina,

  3. Another lovely poem Ina.

  4. Ina, there is beauty in every sad partying that we must accept and embrace until we are free.

  5. What a beauty Ina, the essence of a parting letter so well captured and potrayed
    loved it πŸ™‚

  6. Very nice, Ina – you are excellent at reading life’s little nuances and expressing them.

    • Hi David, thank you very much. I am now watching your painting of the rook, and it is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh, this is so sad –

    but lovely!

    I could cry, but at the moment I could cry at anything – post flu blues I think πŸ™‚

    Love and huga xx

  8. I love the way that last line repeats, or nearly so – a sad echo.

  9. I can relate to this one, from times in the past. Nicely done, Ina – all your poems are so sincere and capture emotions right to their core!

  10. So speaking proper like is a signal of the untrue or guarded self? And a signal of a well formulated “you’re not gonna like this” ?

    • Speaking polite and kind when first there were pasionate lines, or more caring lines, is a sign things have changed. ? I think?

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