I Never Said



All the times we had shared

And as much as you had cared

I could not make the conscious choice

To give my love a tolling voice


The love you saw within my eyes

Was guarded by practiced lies

It has been the greatest sin

My refusing to let you in


I never spoke on what you meant

Or love that grew in the time we spent

Sadly, at every instance

I kept you at a distance


I was fearful of the letting go

And what those fears may show

I loved you back in every way

Yet chose different words to say


But I never said I loved you

Even though, my love was true

I couldnโ€™t let you see my aching heart

Or shed the tears I know would start


I regret, I did not know how

And itโ€™s too late to say it now




8 Responses to “I Never Said”
  1. beth says:

    heartbreaking for both

  2. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful, but sad, poem.

    It reminded me of the lyrics of one of my all-time favorite songs: I Honestly Love You, by Olivia Newtown John (I used to pretend she was signing it to me ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    And you shouldn’t blow the chance
    When you’ve got the chance to say
    I love you

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Aww, this makes me sad, but as always, so beautifully written.

  4. So painful and tragically beautiful.

    I hope you’re doing well Brad! ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’œ

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