I May Not Tell You I Love You

3. Lily

I May Not Tell You I Love You

 Carole Parkes

I may not tell you I love you

Perfect husband of many years,

But you see the peaceful calm we have

And also the lack of tears.


I may not tell you I love you

Precious children who are now grown,

Yet you knew it from my behaviour

The same way you treat your own.


I cannot tell you I love you

My dear parents sadly deceased,

Yet, you knew it from the care I gave

That my loving never ceased.


I may not tell you I love you

But you all know it in your hearts,

The  fond memories you relate,

proof enough when the chatting starts.


About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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6 Responses to I May Not Tell You I Love You

  1. marianbeaman says:

    Nice Valentine’s Day poem!


  2. Kathleen says:

    Carol, This poem touched my heart! Just lovely 🙂


    • caroleparkes says:

      Thank you, Kathleen! When my 3 boys got to the stage where they didn’t want to be hugged, I stopped doing it. Now they’re married and have children of their own, they have started hugging me. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. It’s just lovely that they made the first move to hug again, so now I feel I can hug them without causing them embarrassment.


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