Y: YOU, yes, you!

Did I tell you I love you?
Then this poem’s not for you.
Shut the door as you leave,
don’t bother to say adieu.

Did I tell you I love you?
Almost? How stupid am I! I see.
I did love you, or I think I did
till sense got a hold of me.

Did I tell you I love you?
Never? Then listen just this once, Baba
you’re the only one I held

in my heart, the only one…
the only one
I never told
that you are
my hero
and I love you
more each day.
Each passing day
now that you
are no more
I know
you will be
the only one.

Did I then not tell you I love you?
I did. In my every day’s madness
in every little thing we shared
in every time I reached out for you.

I never thought to tell you I love you
for when they tell me I should pray
I shut my eyes, it’s your face I see
smiling me on my way.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. messymimi says:

    It’s really beautiful. It’s not always easy to speak someone else’s love language.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bish Denham says:

    Lovely. A reminder too, that though we may show in our actions that we love someone, it is also important to say the words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jo Wake says:

    Unusual and poignant.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nilanjana Bose says:

    Beautiful and poignant and quirky at the same time. Kudos! Enjoyed it.

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rosemawrites says:

    Oh dear. This is just sooooo heartwarming. So touching. Your words are honest and raw. And your form is unique and interesting. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thanks, your comment means so much to me as I wasn’t entirely happy with this! 🙂


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