My Apologies

I wanted to let all of you know that I haven’t left. My father has had cancer. He seems to be doing much better, but it was a long year of watching him suffer and being there when needed. He is cancer free, but he is still very frail right now and I am spending my free time being with him instead of writing.

I will be back,
Kurt

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I Could Say I Love You

I could say I love you
to make you happy,
to make things easier on me.
I want to tell you,
but don’t know if I truly do.
Maybe I’m holding on
to those words
waiting for the right moment.
I could say them,
but would they
come from the heart?
This heart has been
through so much hurt.
I forgot
what love feels like.
The ache,
the pain,
the longing,
all things I went through
with my first few loves.
The signs of love are now
a distant memory.
Can it be my age?
My hurt from the first few
may have put this shield
around my heart.
I could say I love you
and not know for sure.
I hope I can tell you sometime
that I can’t live without you
and that I love you.

Who knows true love anyway?

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