Sunday, April 5, 2009

Listen Here...,

She heard him crying,
He couldn't hear their taunts
-but he could read their lips.

Josh turned abruptly,
Told Todd to leave him alone
-stood ground as he left.

Success guru said:
Get rich through real estate
-audience in awe.

On the balcony,
The president said Let us hope!
-he was one of them.

People raised their hands,
Moving to the Lord's gospel
-music saving souls.

Man sat with earphones,
Heavy metal blasting brain
-safety from the world.

The concert over,
They turned Beethoven around
-standing ovation.


Copyright 2009

One Single Impression: Listening

16 comments:

Jeeves said...

Have been reading your blog for sometime. There is so much from life that is reflected in your poems. Indeed wonderful. Love all this poems.

gautami tripathy said...

These speak of the times. Very reflective, very true..

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spacedlaw said...

They're lovely. I do remember being told about this Bethoveen scene as a child.

anthonynorth said...

An excellent selection - as always.

Laurieluc said...

beautiful string of thoughts.

Greyscale Territory said...

These poems seem like metaphors for selective listening. Beautifully collected!

Tammie Lee said...

You have painting a tale, not only with your colors ;-) but with your words.

Maggie said...

You did give so many sounds to listen to and each was heard.

Deborah Godin said...

As always, several interesting observations and interpretations!

Raven said...

Thoughtful collection. I think the first and last touched me most deeply.

Pam said...

What was it that Beethoven heard after the deafness took over? Did the music always play in his head and nothing else could get through?

SandyCarlson said...

I love they way you listen.

Jim said...

Life isn't easy, is it Edward? But it does have some rewards, now and then. Your telling it like things are is a nice memory jog for me. Thank you.
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Tumblewords: said...

I enjoyed this series of listening. So many thoughts, not all pleasant but surely true and well written!

Amias said...

Edward every time I think you can't get better, you make a liar out of me .. these are wonderful!

Believe me I would be hard pressed to pick a favorites .. they are all delicious!

one more believer said...

yeah, what they all sed!!