Brittany Coomes


Just Listen - Poem by Brittany Coomes

When I ask you to listen to me
and you start giving me advice,
You have not done what I asked.
When I ask you to listen to me
and you begin to tell me why
I shouldn't feel that way,
you are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you to listen to me
and you feel you have to do something
to solve my problem,
you have failed me,
strange as that may seem.
Listen! ! all I ask is that you listen.
Don't talk or do-just hear me.
Advice is cheap; 20 cents will get
You both Dear Abby and Billy Graham
In the same newspaper.
And I can do for myself; I am not helpless.
Maybe discouraged and faltering,
But not helpless.
When you do something for me that I can
And need to do for myself,
You contribute to my fear and
inadequency.
But when you accept as a simple fact
That I feel what I feel,
No matter how irrational,
Then I can stop trying to convince
You and get about this buisness
Of understanding what's behind
This irrational feeling.
And when that's clear, the answers are
Obvious and I don't need advice.
irrational feelings make sence when
we understand what's behind them.
Perhaps that's why prayer works, sometimes,
For some peaopl-because GOD is mute,
And he doesn't give advice or try
To fix things.
GOD just listens and lets you work
It out for yourself
So please llisten,
And just hear me, And if you want to talk, Wait a minute
For your turn-And i will listen to you.


Comments about Just Listen by Brittany Coomes

  • (3/6/2007 6:11:00 PM)


    nice i wrote a poem similary but no the same check it out (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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