Treasure Island

Masereka Amos


What Do People Want To Hear


I don’t know what people want to hear,
While they listen to the speech?
When I am asked to introduce myself in public
I find myself beginning with my name and where I come from
or possibly where I now am residing
or even what am doing
when am telling this to learned people
I come across myself retelling what I have already said
because I just think they have forgotten
maybe they forget
people forget?
do they actually listen?
but I have also learned that they don’t have
another time listening,
after getting to know my name and my job
it is only students who will have significance in my status
but it doesn’t matter if you say you are married or not
what do people want to hear?

should you talk about your success
sometimes a nick name is derived from your own words
your own speech
a few people will like asking questions
when they know you are never concise
and most of them will ask you
only to invite them comment
do they pay attention to your failures?
some women want husbands as noisy as a master of ceremonies
some people fears picking the microphone while speaking
but others if there’s no microphone
he will even lay a hand on his ears like this
so that he avoids his own noise
people like speaking, just speaking
they find liberation after speaking
what do people want to hear?

Submitted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013
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