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I Just Wanted To Say

I have stumbled across a new passion: writing. It is proving to be insightful and rewarding.

I called you today but got no answer.

Thinking you thought: she’ll hang up, she’ll just go away.
I’m much too busy and don’t have much to say.

I wanted you to know I thought about you, I just wanted to chat.
You know, just chew the fat.

Perhaps it’s just me and the way I think.

Sometimes I think I’m only second best and sometimes I wonder why I can’t get it off of my chest.

But don’t think I don’t know when I’m being put off ‘cuz I have sense’s, and they know, they don’t scoff.

So giving you the benefit of the doubt I say to myself: maybe she’s had a bad day, maybe there’s an emergency, or maybe someone's come to stay.

So, I did hang up and I did go away.

Instead of leaving a message I hope your sense’s know my intentions are loving, my words are true, it’s just life after all and “I miss you.”

© 2020 Laurie S Novak


Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on October 22, 2020:

Yes Chrish! I have thought of that! Thanks for reading my muse.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 22, 2020:

You said it best.

Sometimes not calling at all isnt a bad idea haha just me

Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on October 22, 2020:

Thanks Lorna! Yep, I especially have doubts during covid and election season! Err.

Lorna Lamon on October 22, 2020:

I enjoyed this poem full of the very human doubts we all have when we make that call and no-one answers. Very often we imagine the worst, however, there is usually a simple explanation. Great poetry Laurie.

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