What I Meant

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17
Write a ‘what I meant to say’ poem

I wrote two.


I him-hawed and stuttered
blushed and teared up a little
whispered and coughed
as you turned around and
stomped away
I meant to say
“Come back.”


Just a Whisper


this poem never meant to say
“I love you”
or even
“I really like you” or
“call me”

but the moonlight had
smoothed out all
it’s rough edges


and the heart of this poem
began beating a beat
it had never beat before

it looked in your trusting eyes
finding the soul of a mate

and this poem whispered
“I love you”



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