He Never Said "I Love You"

He Never said, "I Love You"


Grand qualities those years have marked by time we both so spent

Dear 'faithful friend' we'd true depend... which 'to' us the world meant

Great interest for our welfare showcased values that assuaged

We've learned... don't judge you 'covered book'... absent the 'read' - 'tween page


Great understanding thinker so observant with concern

Your spirit-core and insight with sound care willed us to learn

Attentive to the 'smallest' things... so generous your thought

With humor, much adventure, grand surprise your rare life brought


We called one 'working' Tuesday just to say 'We would come by'

Too sick to even walk the floor - you asked... "When come... would I"

So Self-absorbed, much later called, we planned another day

Our father-grand, this godly man... one week more passed away


We did not get to say 'good bye'; 'Grand' wanted to 'go home'

Yet this we never spoke about... such thoughts we mourned - alone

We did not ever want to know a world without him near

To share such things that gleaned us hope... and filled our lives with cheer


Curious, strange and fascinating... great man of mystery

With watchful eye, ready ear and huge generosity

He gave such means and time he had to every kind of folk

His words 'breathed' true with those he know; his life great volumes spoke


No more our trusted teacher see... my confidant - 'old friend'

This rock we'd love to 'hang around' - our counselor to the end

With great respect and solemn awe we thrived in harmony

But strong regret now filed our soul... great grief made captive - me


'Grand' never said, "I Love You"... yet the life he once well lived

Expressed his thoughts through 'actions' - unspoken love he'd give

Our lives and sous were indistinct; we 'knew' absent a word

His beauty of... "I Love You" - lived... mo' better than it 'heard'

 

©2017   NDL II


Comments:
 
scooke2093   scooke2093 wrote
on 4/17/2013 7:26:23 PM
This piece is incredibly written, very much enjoyed reading, great job indeed

Lee   Lee wrote
on 4/16/2013 8:39:38 AM
Many ways to love, indeed. A poweful reflection.

Gatekeeper   Gatekeeper wrote
on 11/2/2008 1:55:48 AM
The last stanza is incredibly thought provoking...really enjoyed this piece

G_Money   G_Money wrote
on 10/14/2008 9:15:39 PM
I can but echo what is already here. Well written in form and substance. I think your last lines will be one of my life quotes now :)

Lobito   Lobito wrote
on 10/5/2008 7:29:12 PM
That was very well written. I loved it ;)

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In Memory of grandfather L E Shelton
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