Friday, September 23, 2011

Unspoken Words

This post is one of five poems written during the month of September.  Although I've challenged myself to write words that speak  from my heart, I confess that I have (at times) been filled with self-doubt.  I've had to dismiss my anxiety and just put myself out here (so to speak).  In the end, the Lord has reminded me that, I just write, he does the rest.  Thank you for journeying with me this month.




What do you say when
        something, needs saying?
        Words that help
        someone, who’s hurting.

What do you say, when
        words can’t be found?
        See the child, who
        needs nurturing?

It’s not what
        you say, but
        what you do, with
        unspoken words


Unspoken words that soothe
        a scar,
        a bruise or
        a broken heart

Conveying one
        clear thought

I love and care about you.

Arms filled with
       packages,
       eyes almost hidden.
       A day filled with
       shopping and
       running errands.

She reaches her car and
       struggles
       unlocking the door.
       A package falls
       silently,
       to the ground.

It causes a
       domino effect.
       She stands there
       in the silence, as
       frustration mounts.

Others see
       her distress, and
       pass by,
       in the silence
       of unspoken words.

The tear-filled
       eyes
       of a child,
       look upward.

Finding comfort
        in your eyes, and
        the smile on
        your face says,
        unconditional love.

All the time
        you were gone has
        passed.
        Your loving embrace
        says,
        unspoken words.

Revealing a wealth
        of emotions.
        Eyes that comfort,
        a face that smiles and
        a loving embrace.

All confirm...

Unspoken words of love.


Spiritual SundaysNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

Just as I thought " LOVING " without WORDS....a smile, a glance of acceptance, a hug that declares importance, a tender kiss of approval ... all without one single word spoken ...but as your title "unspoken words". Excellent poetry ....Have a blessed weekend

Anita Johnson said...

I especially liked the part about the women dropping her packages...when our eyes meet and we fail to reach out, what message are we sending her? Lots to think about here...and yes, God did the rest!

Charlotte said...

This is so true. Everyone wants to be loved and appreciated and actions definitely speak louder than words. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Misty said...

Such a wonderful poem.. It is our actions that do have the greatest impact on someones life. Showing love.. stays with you a lot longer than words.

Thank you for sharing.

Esther Joy said...

You are so right! Unspoken words often seem to convey more depth of feeling than spoken words.

Jane said...

Hi MTJ,
How are you? Seeing you write like this reminds me of what I'd used to do, I mean writing like this many many many years ago. Wonder if I can do it again? :) God bless you brother.

Me said...

That was a wonderful poem. It reminds me of the quote that is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, "Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words."

Joan said...

Hi MTJ:

I haven't visited in a while, but wanted to say I enjoyed reading this poem.

I also like the part about the woman dropping her groceries. What message are we sending when we choose not to become involved - sort of like the priest and Levite that passed by the wounded man on the road to Jerico.

Blessings,
Joan

Renee said...

This is a very touching poem...and thought provoking too...unspoken love~ love without words. Beautiful!

Pamela said...

Oh...such sheltering comes from our words. Keep writing -- it's such a blessing to so many of us.

Blessings,
Pamela

Lisa notes... said...

This is SO beautiful. Keep writing. I love these words:

"I just write, he does the rest."
Amen.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem. Blessings ~