Myra Jefferson

Rookie (April 29,1953 / Detroit, Michigan)

Bad Connection - Poem by Myra Jefferson

I'm listening, I'm listening what else can I do?
Responding is harmful, reacting is too
My face betrays me, it doesn't understand
I can't jump in, I have no where to land
Your forest is empty, should I make a sound
My words go unheard as they land on the ground
I have nothing to say that has not been said
My input is thwarted, intentions misread
My ideas are enemies according to you
Original thoughts are hiding a coup

I'm reeling from pain that is no way my own
I'm reaping the harvest of seeds I've not sown
My will betrays me, It just doesn't see
That in your world there's no place o be me
Your wagon is empty, and I must pretend
That it's full and complete and not rattling when
You have nothing to say that I need to hear
Your fear is apparent, your weakness quite clear
I'm listening, I'm listening, what else can I do?
Responding is harmful, reacting is too

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  • (4/17/2006 9:03:00 AM) happens sometimes even to me...a series of rhetoric questions nicely put...

    Thx, N.D.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, June 26, 2006

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