by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Some things are hard to say
filled with deep emotions
and feelings
that are aching
in your heart

and you worry
they may leave
a stain on your soul
if you don’t
get the words
and feelings out

You should always
tell someone who
loves you
that you love them too!
tell them how much you
adore them
how much they mean to you
don’t leave those words unspoken

But there are words
that you should
leave unspoken
as hard as it may be
to keep silent
and leave the words

Even when it means
you are keeping secrets
or hiding the truth
or even lying

it’s hard to know
if you should speak
or keep silent

Does the other person
need to know
is it for their benefit
that you want to speak
or your own

You have choices
that may have lifetime
when you have a dilema
and emotional issues
to face

Does the other person
have a right to know
would they really
want to know
if you gave them
the choice

A terminal illness
stirring up emotions
and feelings that you shouldn’t
an affair
secrets that should remain

You can’t be spineless
and weak
when it comes to
leaving things unspoken

You have to have strength
and courage
to keep your sins and secrets
unconfessed and unforgiven

Don’t kill the love
of those who have cared
with words you think
must be shared

leave those words unspoken
and live with what you can’t tell
wounding words and secrets
that would put another through hell
leave those words

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved



  1. You know this is so sometimes a delima chuck..do we tell the truth even if it hurts or do we conceal it because that’s what is best?..if we do are we lying then?

    But no question when it comes to telling people we love and care how we feel for them..its essential…it fuels up relationships..

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