Can you hear, Can you see?

A spiteful word, an angry look,
Can you hear the pain and sadness
…hiding behind those hurtful words?
Can you see the suffering behind that contorted face?

“May I listen to your problems a moment, friend?”
“Is there something that can be done to help?”

Instead, with hardened heart, we remain silent,
when we could instead open up and be at peace.
Life happens, you can’t avoid it,
and neither can the focus of your ire.

“May I listen to your problems a moment, friend?”
“Is there something that can be done to help?”

Simple thoughts to disarm anger and assuage hurt,
one needs not life’s every answer.
Listening intently, wholeheartedly, and patiently,
heal everyone, everything without so much as a word.

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4 comments

  1. This is beautiful!

    1. Thank you for saying so, Meg! 🙂

  2. Great post!

    1. Thank you very much for saying so, friend. 🙂

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