This is my second day in Passions....I must say I have already been truly inspired. I look forward to much needed feedback.....as I am just begining in this arena of words.
LISTEN – KathieO
Today I shall listen, as you talk
Even if no words seep from your lips,
I shall feel the emptiness and silence of your tongue
As it painfully searches for the right words at the right time.
I shall feel your breath as you release several heavy sighs,
Your throat tight with anticipation, your head swirling with confusion
Every muscle in your neck feels like you are being choked
Your mind begins screaming, turn it off, stop….stop….stop.
I shall see the frantic dance within your mind
Fast, slow, forward, back, start, stop, come, go, yes, no
You try desperately to alleviate the internal pressure now building
By providing, a familiar comfortable response…. “I don’t know”.
I shall watch you as you squeeze your eyes shut
Intent on making things clear, or better yet making them stop
I hear all the scattered questions, the anxieties, the hopes,
Yet, it is the shrilling scream of fear that pierces my heart.
I know you have the courage to grant your heart to speak
For I have felt the power, sensitivity and comfort of your tongue
Yet you continue the heart and mind battle with right and wrong
Guarding your perception of security, through overt silence.
Inside the war continues, yet outside you wear a smile
Protecting the damage and pains of yesterday – yet projecting them into today
Transition is a phase my friend, a courageous step towards volition
We were not given eyes in the back of our heads for a reason.
Thus, the test of patience, shall be my challenge for today
To not just listen, but to hear beyond the silence
I shall seek a better understanding, of my endurance and limits
And be hear to listen……..just listen.