I unlocked the cabinet
so your words could fall out
It’s not that I didn’t hear them
I was afraid to see
their meaning in your eyes
Who is the wise one?
Just as a butterfly is free
it’s your turn to fly and
no matter the language
I’ll still wonder why
our paths couldn’t align
Maybe my love
was too strong
and I pushed too hard
Could it be?
It’ll take time for my
emotions to settle
like dust on the shelf
my sobbing will continue
to puncture the silence
Lauren Scott © 2014
46 thoughts on “Language”
Very heartfelt, speaks for far to many people; and perfect title.
Thanks so much, Steve, for your kind comment!
emotions to settle
like dust on the shelf
Keep such similes and metaphors flowing – really liked this one.
Thanks for your kind feedback, Carl! I appreciate it!
so much to connect with in this Lauren, ‘afraid to see their meaning in your eyes’ and ‘no matter the language you speak I’ll still wonder why …;just to choose two phrases I really liked.
Nothing but words as I like to say, but OH what they are capable of …
Aww…thanks for pointing out some favorite lines, Michael, I appreciate your time and your feedback, always! And yes, the capability of words is endless! 🙂
Very emotionally charged. Beautiful poem.
Thanks, Michelle! I appreciate your wonderful comment and wish you a great Monday!
Good one! Nicely written!
Thanks, Joe! I always love your feedback!
Wow, Lauren, I love your voice in this one…’my sobbing will continue to puncture the silence’ – brilliant! Thanks for sharing, ❤
Thanks so much, Charlene, for some reason, these thoughts just poured out..I’m so glad you liked it, too! ♥
So powerful. Brilliantly written.
Thanks so much, Jean!
I envy your talent Lauren, so well written ❤
Wow, thank you, Bianca! Your words are a nice ending to my Monday and I’m glad you liked this poem…♥
These words are soft and melancholy. I feel the sadness ooze across the page.
I love your description, Kim…thank you!
Ah, that cabinet of words….
Beautiful poetry, my dear Lauren. 🙂 xx
Thanks, Marina, for your lovely comment! Sending lots of hugs your way! 🙂
Such beautiful words, Lauren. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!
Sending you much love and hugs xxx
Thanks so much, Deb! Sunday was nice and now Monday is ending…another week flies by! Sending love and hugs right back atcha! ♥
Beautiful words my friend. Happy Sunday. hugs. ♥ Renee
Thanks, Renee! Sending hugs to you, too! ♥
Love can be beautiful to have and to behold – but careful not to hold too tight – for, like butterfly wings, it is so easily hurt and crushed.
Your words are a great extension of mine, Eric! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Lovely 🙂 ❤ !!! I was thinking of you yesterday 🙂 Hugs your way 🙂
Aww…thanks, Kruti, and I hope good thoughts! 🙂 Hugs back to ya!
Beautifully melancholy Lauren. Love it ❤️ Xx
Thanks so much, Chris! ♥
Beautiful beyond words! I love it much. Well done Lauren.
Thanks very much, Eve, for your lovely comment and also for sharing on fb. Big hugs!
A pretty sad one, but nicely expressed.
I know, sometimes life is sad, but thanks for your kind words, Binky…
I love the first few lines……beautifully crafted Lauren!
Thanks so much, Madhu! I appreciate your feedback!
Out of sorrow, beauty….
Well done, my lovely!
It’s “funny” how sadness inspires….thanks so much, my friend! Hope you are well! Hugs! xo
I like the starting metaphor and how the words stack like they were in a cabinet.
I love your description! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!
Ah, words, those said and left unsaid … as writers we are truly and deeply aware of them. Beautiful poem, Lauren! XO ♥
Thanks so much, Diane, for your lovely words, too…♥
You have very emotionally played with the words,dear Lauren ! Words hide their glorious faces,blessed those who draw the veil and make them shine … Great verses,my friend,loved the title ! Have a most creative and nice week !!! Love and hugs, Doda 🙂
Thanks, again, Doda, for another lovely, poetic response to my poetry. You are spoiling me, but I’m really glad you’re enjoying your visits, too! Hugs back to you! ♥
Lauren , just sighted your blog almost serendipitously , while flipping through another one in your network . beautiful imagery of the cabinet , which all minds are . keep wonderful lines going…in case you find time , please stop by my blog at ‘graleview.wordpress.com’..
all the best…
Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment, Raja…I will visit you soon! Have a lovely Sunday!