Hard to Say

It’s hard to say ‘I love you’
When words have turned to dust
When searing haze inflames the blaze
And chokes the skies of trust

Yet that’s the very moment –
Despite the silent blight
When all the best is laid to rest –
My love for you burns bright

It’s hard to hug and kiss you
When looks have turned to ice
When every gaze blocks out the rays
Of efforts to be nice

Yet that’s the very moment –
Despite the frosty chill
When mutual faith is like a wraith –
My love enfolds you still

It’s hard to say ‘I’m sorry’
When facing down defeat
When healing ways are like a maze
That’s full of dead-end streets

Yet that’s the very moment –
Despite still feeling sore
When all the pain is spent in vain –
I love you even more

Wayne Visser © 2017


Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.