Talk: it doesn’t come

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.” 

–       Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”   –  John Steinbeck


“A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.   –  Mahatma Gandhi


Talk: it doesn’t come

It doesn’t come

Any cheaper

Than that

A few words

Without the

Actions to


My lack of


Why you call

Once or twice a


In five years

Not a single


Yet when there is

Brief chat (always too busy)

Or email

You tell me

You love me

And how

I am


But the


Or shall we

Simply say the


Of action


Across the





Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

7 thoughts on “Talk: it doesn’t come”

  1. This is so sad Lea, but a true reflection unfortunately.

    I have a sinilar situation in my life, which I simply dont understand. Very sad.

    Wonderful poem and quotes from you as ever.

    Hope you are doung okay.


    Christine xx

    1. Yes Christine, it is sad to have people move on. Whatever imprint they have made lives on within us. While it doesn’t take away from the pain, it does create a space for someone else to come into our lives.

      As always, thanks for the kind words and support.

      Gros bisous,

      Léa xxx

  2. This is so true and so sad that some people won’t take time for each other. I hope you are feeling better With thoughts of you, Bev

    1. You are right as usual Bev. Yet even though they may choose not to continue the journey together, they leave footprints on our memories. When someone steps aside it creates a space for someone who wants to become a part of the future. I have been most fortunate that there have been so many wonderful people come into my life. Léa xx

  3. So easy to let things slide… I know I’m guilty of this at times and the longer it goes, the harder it is to make the distance… A poem to make me think: thus, a good one.

    1. Thank you Holly. I do love the ones that set the wheels spinning. While sad, I try to remain optimistic and leave the door open. Also, every ending is also a new beginning. I am grateful to the wonderful people who have come into my life. I am most fortunate. 🙂

  4. Very beautiful poem. I love the “my lack of/You” part and then the ending with the lack of action felt reverberating across the sea. I hope you’re feeling better these days.

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