Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Just Listen' - Poem by Kelly Seale

Just listen...
These words are my attempt
to reach you.
Without any of the resentment felt
between the both of us.
The blaming game has been played out,
satisfaction niether found, nor enjoyed.
Lives changed forever,
relationships destroyed.

Please listen...
I will keep this short and sweet.
Attention to the next stanza-
I have, and always will... love you,
but, my actions and feelings are now driven by self-preservation.
In order for you to grow, in order for you to be free,
and be the person you want to be,
you have to let go.
The past is a bitch
at reminding us of our mistakes.
No need to relive and open old wounds,
just do what it takes.

Listen to me now...
The place where you are at
is approaching the rock at the bottom,
and nobody can help you
till you get there.
You must already know
that this deep, dark hole
you are in,
has only one way out-
And it won't be an easy climb.

So, just listen...
To the next few words that I say,
You must do this, and you can,
for there is no ther way.
You must leave all the crap behind;
the needle, the bottle, the pipe, the pills...
For they will pull you back down,
down deep into the blackness, you'll drown.

I know you can do this,
I know you have the will.
You just plant your feet firmly,
you just make up you mind.
And I will be there beside you,
to pick you up, you'll find...
Every step of the way, holding your hand.
Please, don't let these words shock you,
Please, just try to understand.

Just listen...
When you have broken free
of all these things that bind you,
I will be there to hold you
and help you get through the next day.
If only you will listen
to these words that I say.

So please, just listen
to me now, just this once...
to these precious words from above,
And I promise you...
Your life will be better than
it ever was, ever before.
You will then have erarned your self-respect
back, that you so want and deserve,
and have a life filled up with happiness
and Love.
But only if you
-Just Listen.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I hope this reaches someone in need, touching them in a way that makes them see...

Comments about 'Just Listen' by Kelly Seale

  • Stevie Taite (9/16/2012 3:09:00 AM)

    This is so wonderful. This poem is so deeply understanding and I can feel your soft hug. Wow Kelly, there have been times in my life where this would have been so usefully borrowed! (Report)Reply

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  • Darkangel Flyfree (9/3/2012 6:46:00 PM)

    A very compassionate and touching poem! Sometimes that is all we can do is try to be there for that person and hoping that they would just listen to the words we are trying to get threw to them, but they have to want the help and be willing to help them selves in the process. I know, been there and still trying to get threw to someone very important to me, god knows I do love her with all my heart and don't know what I would do if anything ever happend to her, but there is nothing else to do. Great write! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/2/2012 6:09:00 AM)

    beautiful and filled with acceptance and love; sometimes reaching the rock bottom is the only way back up again (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Seale (8/19/2012 8:56:00 PM)

    Thank you Silentpoet Grl, I hope She took my words to heart... I Hope.

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  • Kelly Seale (8/19/2012 8:29:00 PM)

    At the time, I wrote this for a friend who needed to hear theses words, but, all she could hear was the sound of vodka poured onto ice... it's up to her now, for I've done all I can, except to be there if needed, as I always will be.

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  • (8/19/2012 5:19:00 AM)

    ... heartfelt and compassionate... great write. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Seale (8/12/2012 8:59:00 AM)

    Debbie, this is one of my best, and most important writes, as it seems to find it's way intyo the hearts and eyes of those who need to read and hear these words. I am so glad it has touched you also and have sparked genuine excitement and passion within you. You have made my heart grow even warmer! Thank You! ; -)

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  • Deborah Cromer (8/10/2012 2:17:00 AM)

    Okay, I said I was going to check your stuff out later...but I was just going over your titles and Just Listen said READ ME. Wow. Gotta sleep on that one. It's deep. There's more there than the eye can see. Excellent. I'm excited now. Having good stuff to read is a blessing. Debbie (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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