So in a search for self-awareness, I bring you the poem below. When originally written, I did not recognize that one of the individuals rambling on just might have been me. After some reflection and much editing, I embrace this piece as somewhat autobiographical…I try to bring new ideas to light, however, I may need to simply stop and listen.
No one listens, and no one hears.
We’ve lost the use of both our ears.
People babble and ramble on.
I sit and listen, stifling a yawn.
They talk and talk and talk all day.
Constantly sharing… “What more to say?”
Verbiage spewed with such great speed.
How many words do we really need?
Opinions are strong and oh so defined.
Contrasting views are hotly maligned.
I listen with contempt and spite
at ideas and concepts that are beyond trite.
Perhaps I should pause and identify me
as one of these ramblers. I should take time to see
all views are valuable and definitely wise.
I must open my ears to recognize.
Copyright Susie Krivacic 2018