I could see the smile hiding on your face.
I could hear the sigh ready to abandon your lips.
I could feel the urge to say the words out loud.
I know you want to declare, to mark, to announce, I know.

But shush!

Don’t tell anyone I let you hold my hand.
Don’t reveal the secret of the temptation we shared.
Don’t display our vulnerable hearts in the bright sunshine.
Don’t, not yet.

Just shush!

Hold the heaven we found for you and I,
let us taste it before the eyes open and see the gray.
Keep the comfort, the hunger that we fed with beauty,
let us breathe it, before the outside world stains it with
ordinariness, with poison of the everyday routine.

Shush, you have to!

Tell me some more stories about magic,
be my “always” even for a bit, even just for today.
Tomorrow we can tell the world about us,
but now please just “Shush” and listen to the music that plays,
every time you come near to share a kiss.


“Shush” by Melissa Alicia

© 2010  Broken Sparkles

47 Responses to “Shush”

  1. Tom Baker Says:

    I had to run and get my wife to read this. Okay, I walked but she fell in love with this poem just as I did when I read it. Kissing is our thing. Kissing is everything, so to speak. I am writing a post about poetry sometime this month and would love to showcase your poem as well. Of course I will link back to your site and give you credit. Please let me know if it is okay with you. Great poem!

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Thanks for the good words Tom …Sure, you can use my poem and I would like to read your post about poetry!

      • Tom Baker Says:

        Thank you very much. The post will be on September 20, (tentatively) and I need to know exactly how you want your name. Thanks again. Also if you don’t mind, I had a guest blogger today. Do you mind stopping by and reading it and maybe leaving a comment for her? Thanks.

  2. Jingle Says:

    I hear the shush of your words.
    the image adds perfect credit to your theme,
    well done.

  3. Jingle Says:

    Enjoyed your comment and hope that you have fun!
    Happy Rally.
    It takes a while to have more coming in.
    I am working on it.
    your poem adds fresh air to the Rally.

  4. RiikaInfinityy 마왕 Says:

    shush I will keep it as a secret ;D~ Lovely word play, great work!=D

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Welcome to my blog Riika! I hope you’re doing better, as I read on Jingle’s blog you were not that well! Thanks for your time to read my post! I’m glad that you like it! Have a lovely day!

  5. Morganna Says:

    What a nice little poem! And congrats on being featured on another blog, too!

  6. Caribbean Fool Says:

    Cool poem. Eloquently detailed; enjoyable read.


  7. dan Says:

    Give the heart time to convince the mind that all does not have to be secret. Shush…. When love creeps in slowly and the flush of excitement builds. I like it.

  8. Olivia Says:

    I have fallen in Love with “this moment” and the “magic” it’s creating right about now.. What a silky appeal in this one..
    One could frame it up and put up in the Living Room to know how beautiful the world is just about today..
    There’s a Bliss in totality to read this. I feel enchanted. I read it beyond Love.. I see it for most of the aspects we ignore- “Kiss” or Live is how I read it there!! :)
    I am basking in it’s warmth “right now..” Well one My Blaga girl.. xoxox

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      I wrote this one just seeing the picture attached to it! It was one of these moments where words just came out of nowhere and one after another! It’s one of my favorite so I thank you very much for liking it and commenting with such a love in your tone! Thanks a lot Olivia!

  9. Someone Is Special Says:

    Shush! I am reading a wonderful poem..

    An Ode to Friendship

    Happy Rally

    –Someone Is Special–

  10. umasanthy Says:

    Loved the way you have sketched your poem….whispering love!

  11. thoughtsnotlost Says:

    So romantic!! Well done.

  12. Darlene Says:

    “Tell me some more stories about magic,
    be my “always” even for a bit, even just for today.
    Tomorrow we can tell the world about us,
    but now please… just “Shush” and listen to the music that plays,
    every time you come near to share a kiss!”

    Therein lies the magic of your poem…that stanza shines best of all.

  13. chamiechamz Says:

    “be my “always” even for a bit, even just for today”
    – lovely poem. I so love your work dear. So intense. Keep up the good work. ;)

  14. Uncle Tree Says:

    “My lips are sealed.”
    Ha-ha! Had to say it. :)

    This sounds like an affair.
    What’s holding her back?
    Ah…a mystery. Well told,
    and now? Well — said.

    Nice to meet you! Peace, UT

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Pleasure to have you over “funny UT” :)! No, is not an affair! It’s this first moment when you fall in love and when you feel so great and flying from happiness that you don’t want to share it with anyone, but just keep it all to yourself, or at least this is how I feel when in love :)!

  15. Panda Wolf Says:

    Every time I read “shush”, I felt like someone was really telling me to be quiet. Good job.

    If you’re interested here’s my entry: Panda Wolf – Hey Rain, how are you feeling?

  16. Shawn Bird Says:

    Makes me wonder why your persona is so secretive. Is s/he just savouring it in the privacy of her head? or is s/he embarrassed by her/his need/connection to the other? does s/he have another relationship to bring closure to before this one can be acknowledged publically? Hmm….
    My Rally submission:

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Thank you for stopping by Shawn! Your comment left a smile on my face :)! Do you see the picture under the poem? I saw this picture browsing the internet and this is what came after my inspiration, because of the picture, but there is no secrecy here at all! What I meant is to enjoy the moment of falling love, of being intimate with someone ” before the outside world stains it with ordinariness, with poison of the everyday routine” …Isn’t it always those first moments of falling love the greatest in one relationship? Well this is what she wants to keep only for herself, the feeling of sweetness after his first kisses :) Was that a good enough answer?

  17. Jamie Dedes Says:

    A fine poem and I really like the end. Good work here. Thanks!

    Enjoy Rally and Potluck … Poem on …

    Jamie Dedes

  18. Lu Ann Says:

    :) A secret like this to be kept is the most beautiful thing to do.

    :) Happy rally!

  19. The Reason You Come Says:

    How romantic! When we first find love, we want to keep it to ourselves and not let anything external contaminate it. I remember how it was when my fiancé and I fist fell in love. I wanted to keep it just inside me, in my heart, so the magic would remain pure and untouched. :)

  20. Words4Afriend Says:

    you had me with the title….know the feeling if you could hold on to a moment forever…very very good write

  21. fiveloaf Says:

    shush! this is nice..

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  23. danroberson Says:

    I had to read it again when all around me was silent. Your poem is still magic.

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  25. shivprasadgshetty Says:

    so many comments showering….just another passerby saying…thank you very much for the magic of the words….
    i read shush…it shushed me…

  26. Blossom Dreams Says:

    So beautiful :D xx

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