Lawrence S. Pertillar
Connecticut
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Learning To Listen

If we began listening.
To perhaps do this,
With a wish to want to hear...
Something new.
It may or may not happen.
At that time...
We take to choose to do it.
However...
If we accept that life,
Is a continual nonstop...
Learning to teach process.
In a sharing of knowledge.
We will also come to realize,
A wanting to listen...
To hear what others say.
Giving them our respect,
And undivided attention.
This to do to experience,
Can achieve ultimately...
A way to acquire wisdom.

To one day appreciate,
Knowing how and when...
Being tolerant and patient,
Of others.
Is much more rewarding.
Than having an open mouth.
Allowing ignorance witnessed.
Can and will,
Prevent anyone from learning.
Anything that is of benefit.

Yet...
Even in these times.
Times so incredible,
To just let go.
Forever to disbelieve.

'Excuse me.
EXCUSE ME, PLEASE!
Thank you.
I have often heard it said,
No question to ask is stupid.
But...
God has to know,
We all are living...
In ever changing times.
And...
There has got to be exceptions.
Do you mind repeating,
What you were...
Actually brave enough to say?
I've got to write that down.'

'What do you take me for?
An idiot or a fool? '

'Hmmm...
I did not expect that at all.
Although...
Either one you pick,
To validate it...
Is fine with me.'
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