So Long

You question why I do not say
The words you long to hear:
Three little words, I find so hard
To speak them yet, I fear.

It’s been so long and I’m afraid
To let my feelings show,
But while you sleep, I whisper them
So all your dreams may know.

98 thoughts on “So Long

    1. I’m happy you thought so. πŸ™‚

  1. Nice poem. Short, sweet and lord have I done this before? Yes!!!

    1. Lol, yes, I think many of us may have had this experience. πŸ™‚

    1. Aw, glad you thought so. πŸ™‚

  2. Nothing short of beautiful. Nice work with a perfect ending

    1. Many thanks. You are too kind. πŸ™‚

  3. That is just sooo lovely xx

    1. Aw, I’m so happy you thought so. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very kindly! πŸ™‚

  4. Right to the heart…so a bit of chocolate is merited here! Besides, they say chocolate helps overcome shyness and reinforces dream voices. Thanks for the loving poem!

    1. The only bad thing about virtual chocolate is all the drool marks it leaves on my keyboard…but it is so sweet. You feed me too well! πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful and touching!
    Len

    1. Thank you very kindly. πŸ™‚

  6. Sweet. I felt it. Beautiful poem. =)

    1. Aw, thank you Ar Vhee. πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful Cubby, especially the last line ‘But while you sleep, I whisper them
    So all your dreams may know.’

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  8. It’s so sweet and straight to the point. Heart warming in every sense.:)

    1. I’m so glad you thought so. Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  9. short and sweet! never had this particular fear, in fact hubby said I said it too easily and too often. He was always one to SHOW and not say it. After 45 years, I’ve come to appreciate that.

    1. Yes, everyone has different ways of expressing their love, and showing is definitely one that we all have to watch out for as it can be very subtle sometimes. πŸ™‚

  10. Nice, I was going to say beautiful but too many people have used that word. Very nice…and beautiful.

    1. Hehe many thanks Charly. πŸ™‚

  11. Holding back and letting go…in whispers.

    1. Yeah, I don’t know why, but I have a thing about whispers. I think it may be partly because they remind me of whiskers. Whiskers whispering wistfully. πŸ™‚

  12. Beautiful….I whisper them into the wind, hoping they will be delivered.

    1. Ah, yes, we all hope our messages will be delivered in some way or another. πŸ™‚

  13. Absolutely stunning poem πŸ™‚

    1. Well that is just really stupendous of you to say so! I think you may have had a little too much catnip though…or was that me…mmm…catnip…

      1. Catnip? or something else??! ….. mmmmhh.. πŸ˜‰

    1. Hehe glad you thought so πŸ™‚

  14. A truly delightful piece. It made me smile.

    1. I’m so glad it made you smile. πŸ™‚

  15. Beautiful, tender and romantic!

    1. Aw, thank you Oloriel. πŸ™‚

  16. I like how it says a lot in just a few words.

    1. You made me a happy cat…err, I mean happy human. Yeah, that sounds right. πŸ™‚

  17. Excellent choice of metaphors here…whispering your feelings into someone’s dreams?

    Nice! Awesome!

  18. I love the gentle flow πŸ™‚

    1. Lol yes, I suppose it is a little sneaky. πŸ˜‰

    1. Very much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  19. lovely poem, Cubby, heartbreakingly so. best wishes from baldy πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks baldy. I’m sorry but also glad that you could hear the heartbreak behind it.

  20. I love you

    1. Yes, those are the three little words. πŸ™‚

  21. Nice. The power of a few well chosen words to convey a message with impact is well done here.

    1. Many kind thanks. I’m very happy you think so. πŸ™‚

  22. Chicken, are we…:-)

  23. This is such a sweet poem. I love the way you describe how vulnerable those three little words can make one feel.

    1. You understand my words so well. πŸ™‚

  24. I like this poem a lot, especially the last two lines.
    Russ

    1. Thank you very kindly. I took a peek at your books on Amazon, and they look absolutely delightful. πŸ™‚

  25. Like many others i like the poem too! It feels so bittersweet! I can imagine the poem playing out in my mind πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, it is indeed bittersweet. Thank you for your lovely thoughts. πŸ™‚

  26. I agree wtih Russ – the last two lines really make me feel warm πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you Megha. I’m glad those lines had that effect. πŸ™‚

  27. Eeeep! So purdeeeeh… ❀

  28. Awwww…… too lovely. So shyly romantic. And I want to say, ‘just do it’. πŸ™‚ x

    1. Nike! The power of branding…

  29. Beautiful and very sweet!

    1. And short! Hehe. I’m happy you liked it. πŸ™‚

      1. Sometimes short are the best! πŸ™‚

  30. Lovely poem and can relate with the sentiments expressed. Thank you Sonia for stopping by my blog and liking my poem. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Honestly this is the first time I’m trying my had at writing poetry, so it definitely feels good if someone likes it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. It always feels good to know that someone can relate to and/or appreciate the words you have to offer them. I hope you continue to write more poetry. Thank you for your lovely comments. πŸ™‚

  31. So lovely and bittersweet but redeeming by way of dreams πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, if only everything could be redeemed that way. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very kindly. πŸ™‚

  32. I love this poem. Brief but sweet πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you kindly. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  33. This resonates with me, Cubby.

    1. I hope you were able to move past the whispers. πŸ™‚

  34. I did this just last week! Late at night, I could hear the deep, slow breathing as I snuggled up nice and close. Then I whispered those three scary words… all my dog did was roll over and lick me! He’s such a romantic πŸ˜›

    Another magical tale, Miss Cubby. Even though I only began reading your blog tonight, I want to say… keep them coming!

    1. Rofl your dog sounds like he returns your affections. πŸ™‚

  35. This, not your beautiful poetry per se, but the effect it induces in the reader’s mind and soul, is, to me, what poetry is all about.

    1. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly with your take on poetry, about it being the impact and not the words themselves necessarily. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. πŸ™‚

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