Eric Cockrell

Change The World? - Poem by Eric Cockrell

do you know what
will really change the world?
when we learn how to listen...
not just with our ears,
but with our minds,
with our hearts,
with eyes that have seen,
and known...
and so can see
our selves in others!
with compassion...
without condemnation,
or judgement.
with silence,
no need to correct,
or give advice.
with our hands,
open and willing to help.
with our feet,
ready to walk beside!
to listen...
as if to the sound
of our own hearts beating...
to listen,
and to understand!

Comments about Change The World? by Eric Cockrell

  • Gold Star - 7,082 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/12/2012 8:21:00 PM)

    Are we true to ourselves and the person who talks to us, when we simply listen and do not point out the mistakes.
    Could you please enlighten me? Thank you, Eric. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,421 Points Valerie Dohren (3/12/2012 4:59:00 PM)

    There's too much claptrap and not enough listening - good philosophy. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,045 Points Dave Walker (3/12/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    A really fantastic poem, and so true.
    A great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2012

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