Sometimes – a poem

There are times when words fail.
So many things that should be said.
So many things that could be said.
But in the cold light of day, silence,
and a tear are all that cross the rift
between broken hearts.

In grief and sadness
how can any word comfort,
or dull the hammer blow?

Sometimes the right word is no word.
Just a touch and the tear that says it all.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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28 Responses to Sometimes – a poem

  1. Elizabeth Ann Johnson-Murphree says:

    Thank you Andrew for this lovely heart felt poem. You are right, no words at all speak the loudest at times. I lost my daughter in 2010, many of my poems shroud my own poetry, the lost is too great to measure. Thank you again. You site is outstanding. E.

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  2. Karen says:

    Very nicely written. I just shared a touch of hands with a friend in the hospital…that is all that was needed.

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  3. …and you want ME to tell you???

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  4. You’re too nice to have anything bad happen to you. You’re making me uncomfortable: please cut its out!

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  5. All said in few words…awesome!

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  6. umaverma12 says:

    Beautiful 👌

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  7. George says:


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  8. Baydreamer says:

    Beautiful, true, but sad. So I hope you and your family are doing okay…

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  9. True indeed. I wish you silent comfort.

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  10. CJ Hartwell says:

    Would that more people knew this, that sometimes silence is most compassionate voice of all.

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  11. dorannrule says:

    There is a terrible sadness in your amazing words. I hope the broken hearts can heal.

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  12. Ooh, I hope that doesn’t mean something sad happened to you. Hmm…

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  13. Ray V. says:

    A beautiful description of the “Ministry of Presence”

    Liked by 1 person

  14. jfwknifton says:

    Well done, excellent stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

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