try to understand
if silence decends
they want your arms around them
though words often unspoken
read their soul
as you walk side by side
and winter holds the stars
they want your hand in theirs
they may not say directly
how are you to know
their needs and wants
even after time
as blossoms paint the hills
if signs are missed
take the chance, reach
and do it anyway
copyright J Tacken 25.9.2014
I shall post some holiday pics next week, I have missed writing poetry though.
you def have to pay attention to catch the signs….being a noticer….but yes, part of it is taking that risk…because in that…there is love as well….
And yes you are a noticer of high calibre my friend. Thank you for popping over Bri and commenting.
How indeed? Great writing J.
Very kind as always, thank you R.
You’ve expressed it in a nutshell. Take a chance and get closer, pay better attention, walk hand-in-hand. It’s true. This is what women crave. ❤ ❤ ❤
Thank you Tess, I’m glad you saw my meaning inside my nutshell ~ smiles and yes it is what women and I guess men can crave ❤ xx
You know that HAD crossed my mind after I hit REPLY. Men do as well. Can’t forget them.
glad to have you and your poems back, jen. this was lovely.
Thank you darling. ❤ xx
I’ve missed your poetry as well, Jen. This is just lovely xxx
Bless you ~ thank you honey ❤
It’s so hard it seems, for some to show the signs or ask for the help. And even when people want to help, they fear they are misreading signs and fear upsetting someone if they offer help. Truth in your words Jen.
Thank you Coll, this has been read so many ways ~ the beauty of poetry and interpretation. ❤ x
awe lovely; I missed you so!
Thank you so much darling and I missed you ❤ x
Its a lovely philosophy to have Jen, you do it anyway no matter what.
Never stop trying… Thank you my friend
What a lovely way to welcome you back. Beautifully written. My silence is sometimes like this, the smallest gesture like a hand being held, can lift the spirit no matter what the woes are.
Oooh can’t wait to see photos.
Thank you darling, huggles. Hopefully I can get them loaded next week,I’m have so much stuff going on at the moment, sitting at the computer requires dedication for me, instead of just grabbing the IPad. My silence is like this too.. ❤ xx
“if signs are missed
take the chance, reach
and do it anyway”
I smile at the thoughtful nature of these words. I have come to know you to be one of the persons who would heed them always. 🙂
I hope you are doing good. Unfortunately, I have become one of those bloggers who would return after a while and say hello and disappear again.
It doesn’t matter that you pop in to say hello then disappear, your studies are important and must take priority. You will always be a poet my friend, thank you for your kindness that you always give to what I do. I hope you are well, I had a few rough patches, but I’m okay today. Thank you for your hello anmol. 🙂
This was touching, literally and figuratively. It meant a lot to me, it got me thinking a bit, too. Wishing I had a man to reach out to, but realize that children although grown, also need me to make the ‘first move,’ too. Many dimensional poetry and so wonderful, Jen!!
Thank you darling. Yes unless you bump into the man of your dreams whilst doing the weekly shopping, you do have to make the first move(said in kindness) thank you Robin for your kindness, as always. Hugs ❤ x
So insightful! Love the gentleness that is so central to this message.
Appreciated lovely, thank you for reading and commenting.
Oh lovely! ‘Winter holds the stars’: great line. Your poetry gets better and better. Some lovely imagery here. You are clever and so intuitive. xxx
Hello lovely girl, I actually liked that line, so thank you so much. I have been told I’m rather intuitive, clever ..hmm the jury is still out. ☺️ Thank you darling for reading ❤ xxx