A Valentine Day’s Post: This is in special honour of J & A and all those who fear the courtship ritual of making the first move. It took J ten years (yes, you’ve read it correctly) before he plucked up the courage to even ask the beautiful A out.
I personally found it endearing and touching that it took J (who sang bass in the same choir as A) so long to pluck up the courage to ask her for a date.
I managed to track down JR, the daughter of J & A and sent her a copy of my poem. She recently viewed the poem and listened to Kyle’s song. This is what she said: Many thanks for your beautiful, generous letter and poem. Congratulations on your blog, and Kyle’s song is lovely. It is touching to know that other people still remember Mum & Dad fondly.
We tend to say less when we need to say more
Talk about the mundane until it starts to bore
All that is hidden, all that’s left unsaid
The latency hides heartache, the fear, the dread
The weather then becomes the discussion du jour
Or the latest travel plans where it’s safe and secure
Our hearts in the meantime beat onwards regardless
Hiding unseen heartache and unfathomable stress
Do we bite the bullet, say all that’s in the heart
How do we find the strength, when do we start
Perhaps today, maybe tomorrow, or could it be never
One has to make the first move before a line is severed.
(C) Wendy Robinson All rights reserved
I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela
I hope you enjoy Kyle Richard Hudson’s ‘Lost For Words‘ which compliments this post.
Kyle: I wrote this one about the experience we’ve all had of not being able to articulate the way we feel.
Please express your appreciation of Kyle’s work, either in the comments or on his video or better yet, subscribe to or share his video.
Thank you Kyle for sharing your song with us.
Disclaimer: My thanks go to the anonymous photographer, who has generously shared his/her online photography for gratis.