Please, Just Listen To Me. - Poem by Mark Dillon
All the lessons I've learned
and tried to pass on.
The knowledge I've accumulated
to make me strong.
I still can't get through to you
and it seems like you've gone.
Sometimes I see signs
that something's sunk in,
And the progress you've made
makes my heart swell within.
All that I want is for you to get through.
And when you are in my shoes
You'll do it too.
We all learn our lessons and
strive to be good,
To love and be loved as all people should.
But sometimes if we'd just listen
to words from good teachers,
and I'm not talking about prophets or preachers.
But parents and siblings and the ones who care
about who we are and how we fare.
Then maybe our problems
would cause less wear and tear.
I don't do this to make you feel stupid,
to get on your nerves or even play cupid,
But out of concern for your safety.
That is of paramount importance to me.
So please just listen
to the words that I say
every once in a while.
Before you go on your way.
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