Monday, January 29, 2018

Don't Listen

Don't listen with your ears
     for your ears
          will only hear the words

Don't listen with your ears
     those words
          could be filled with lies

     with hurt
          with anger
               with pain

Don't listen with your ears
     those words alone
          cannot convey the truth

Listen with your heart

Listen to the heartache
     the regrets
          the hopes

Listen to the cries
     for help
          and understanding

Listen to the scared
     the lonely
          and the lost

Don't listen with your ears
They'll only tell you words

29 comments:

  1. That's sad and sweet at the same time. <3

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  2. Thanks, Jemi. A lovely way to remind us of something very important.

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    1. Words are really the least of our communication some days!

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  3. listening with heart is something too many of us forget - myself included.

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    1. I think we all do - it can be incredibly difficult at times!

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  4. So very true, Jemi. I agree with Marcy that we forget to listen with our hearts sometime.

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    1. We do. I've had a lot of kids at school practically begging for people to really listen to them

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  5. Hi human, Jemi,

    Well stated, my thoughtful, articulate human friend. My doggy heart listens and my big floppy ears focus on the voice within my heart.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny! 🐶

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    1. No doubt about it Penny! Our furry friends have SO much to teach us humans :)

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  6. That was lovely, Jemi. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. So very, very true Jemi. Thanks for sharing, it was moving.

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  8. That's beautiful, Jemi. We should all try to listen more with our hearts.

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  9. Awesome Jemi. I liked it. You have a way with words.

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  10. Hi Jemi,great to hear you tie in hope to romance. Too many people add romance or action or whatever and that's it. By adding a second concept like hope or bringing about justice or amending a relationship is the difference between a good story and a great story.

    February 2018 IWSG Co-host
    www.stephentremp.com

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    1. LOL - now I know why I couldn't find your comment on the IWSG post - even though it was in my email!! :)

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