Pause for Poetry – Unspoken Love

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Unspoken Love

by Frances Gregory Pasch

You couldn’t say “I love you”
But when I held your hand
And saw the way you looked at me
I came to understand
That in your heart you loved me
Though those words you could not say,
For your parents never said them,
They did not know the way.
They didn’t show affection
Nor tell you how they cared,
That’s why you couldn’t say them…
Those words you never shared.
But I’m so glad before you died
I got the chance to feel
Your love in many other ways
And knew that it was real.
© Frances Gregory Pasch

This is a true poem about me and my dad. He died in 1986.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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