Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Listen To Hear With Ears Clear - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Sit.
Even though the doing of it,
May cause you to twitch...
In an agitated state of confusion.
And believe it or not,
As your arms are folded...
Across your chest,
You will begin to hear quick judgements...
Passed.
You will begin to notice from others heard,
Statements made to demean and undermine...
With unflattering words.
You will begin to associate flaws clearly seen.
To disbelieve that a keeping of your eyes open,
And your mouth closed...
Identifies someone closer to you,
Than I could ever be.

Just sit.
That's all it takes,
To separate yourself to stop a doing...
With a refusing to participate.
Even though the doing of it,
May cause you to twitch...
In an agitated state of confusion.
And believe it or not,
As your arms are folded...
Across your chest,
You will begin not to hear...
Those quick judgements passed anymore.
To accuse anyone else,
How statements made to you...
Were meant to demean and undermine.
To be done for the purpose to use unflattering,
And obnoxious words.

Just listen. Observe.
With ears to open and mouth closed.
And you will begin to comprehend,
What you do to others, others back to you send.
Although being pro-active,
With the using preventive measures...
May not stop anyone accustomed,
From doing what they expect you to do.
But listening does have an effect,
On changes one accepts are needed to make.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015



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