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Tell Me Now

Now that your spirit hovers in chilling night air
Can you find your way to offer me some insight
So many times I pledged my love to show I care
But your lack of response trepidation would ignite

If I could hold you once more, would you tell me now
Would you utter the words I longed so much to hear
Instead of leaving me hanging from love’s frail bough
You’ve passed from earth, but in my dreams you reappear

I see your lips moving and long to comprehend
Words that silently escape into the vast void
I reach for them and your death I try to transcend
Expressions in life that you never employed

Our hearts had been broken countless times before
Your actions showed love, but the words I needed more

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 2/21/2011 8:59:00 PM
    ive been there. i know what u mean

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 11:01:00 AM
    Oh Carolyn, this is hauntingly beautiful...I'm sure if he could, physically embrace you as you wrote this amazing Sonnet, he would have! This is going to my Favs. List today. Soup Mail. Blessings, peace and joy to you always! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 10:55:00 AM
    Wow!! Just beautiful, wonderful expression of such deep feeling that so many have experienced. One of my all time favorites. Thank you.

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 10:23:00 AM
    My, my, my, Carolyn! This sonnet is so full of life. The imagery is amazing and my heart fluttered with each passing word. You are truly amazing...Lay

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 6:50:00 AM
    tell me how. soup mail

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 8:38:00 PM
    my favourite form, my favourite poet, what more could an old man ask for. Love Harry

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 8:21:00 PM
    This one really spoke to me. What I am so guilty of. Been so busy lately have not had time to read. Decided to bite the bullet tonight and just do pay back. I'm glad I chose this particular one of yours. love you, Charles

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 5:50:00 PM
    And obviously there is more than words here with which you needed the words more. How you doing Carolyn? Thank you for your comments.... Rob

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 1:17:00 PM
    Wonderful work as always Carolyn.. looking forward to reading more.. This is going on Favorites..

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 12:07:00 PM
    Beautiful Sonnet, Carolyn! "but the words I needed more" Important to a lady, not so much to a man, I guess! "Merry Christmas" Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 11:17:00 AM
    Some have trouble expressing themselves - I am one such. This is a real searcher, Carolyn - kind of caught half-between. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 6:38:00 AM
    My wreck happened when I was 16 I stopped playing sports and decided I would write a little.

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 5:54:00 AM
    We all need to hear how much we are cared for aswell as feel it, many actons can easily fall short of sight. To say I love you, I care for you, thank you, or be mine - you mean so much, amongst other things... the person receiving gift of such words is sure to treasure as they resound over and over deep seating a memory... I do hope the one to whom it relates reads and acknowledges before it is too late and all is lost for the sake of few words... Great write Carolyn! x

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 7:41:00 PM
    A beautiful sonnet,Carolyn.Couplet is great.Universal feelings on love expressed.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 5:11:00 PM
    words, in the end are always key. if only you could hear them more often. silence can be painful. your poem reveals a lot of hurt. take care, Caroyln. ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:32:00 PM
    Oh Carolyn, this is wonderful. So sad and poignant. Such beautiful words and phrasing. I love this one. Thank you for continuing to read my work. I wrote my 'Resolution' entry just for you. Thank you.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:27:00 PM
    A splendid example of a quality sonnet poem. I am overwhelmed by this!

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 11:49:00 AM
    P S ....I have written a piece on NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS for your competition, but it is 20 lines this too long or is it acceptable?....sincerely.... Syd

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 11:46:00 AM
    oh oh oh,,,,this really powerful deserves to be in a printed collection of your beautiful work....if I select one phrase from the many I like it is "love's frail bough".... and the feelings expressed are so real to is a wonderful piece of work, maybe one of your finest...well done indeed carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 1:59:00 AM
    oh yes, carolyn.. we need to be validated through positive verbal communications... the flow and intent of this work is amazing and the last line hooked all thoughts together... here's to a great win in the contest! huggggs, nette