Flash Fiction # 209



I really like you
I’m sure that I’ve shown.
And, also, I love you.
I thought that you’ve known

I have trouble with words
And what I should say
Is, “I want you! I need you!
That’s why you should stay.”

Some men speak with their voices,
But it’s a real art.
For a man who cannot,
You must hear with your heart.

The wife said, “You don’t tell me that you love me.”
I said, “I told you that I loved you before we got married. If that ever changes – I’ll let you know.”



I’ve previously published the above poem as part of a post, but I don’t think that (m)any of the Flash Fiction group have seen it. I had it published in the Toronto Sun, as the poetry section of the Coffee Break page, which included the comics and crossword puzzle. It was in response to a poem from a woman who thought that she should dump her boyfriend, because he never told her he loved her.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 209

  1. Deepa says:

    Nice read



  2. They say actions speak louder than words. A thought-provoking piece indeed.

    Here’s my story!


  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    Very nice poem!! Women are from Venus, men are from Mars.


  4. granonine says:

    My Terry is definitely from Mars. I’ve had to learn to hear love through what he does for me, not in what he says.


  5. Dale says:

    Lookit you! A whole ‘nother side of you… minus the footnote, of course. That is TOTALLY you 😉
    Lovely and yes, the words might need to be said, but the actions should speak way louder


  6. Love this, Archon. But a woman likes to hear it more than once. 😉




  7. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nice poem. Touching and has its own rhythm. Yes, reaffirming love by saying so is nice but not practiced in many cultures. May be others should.


  8. msjadeli says:

    Good poem, and congratulations on getting published in The Toronto Sun! Many people show love through means other than words.


  9. Very clever! I enjoyed reading your poem twice.


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