Listen Well To the Whispers

Listen closely-

Whispers may come-

To your ear-

Someone is speaking-

Yet, no one seems to-

Hear the voice-

Talking, just plainly-

chatter, chatter-

Rush to set up,

To catch up-

-One-

One lonely voice-

No one hears-

So she sits quietly-

settling down in a chair-

and simply watches-

the others-

as they start to-

-ask-

-the-

same-

questions-

she-

just asked.

Oh do not judge

Oh do not listen

I am just one

to love without

condition.

Be not afraid

as I do know

I care

But sometimes

I fear

no one cares

to listen

to whispers.

Everyone matters.

Listen Well.

Whispers

May come again.

Listen Well.

~Pauline Harris 2015

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Whispering Wind Calling

Watercolour painting done in the 1990s.  The poem was written in the 2010s.

Watercolour painting done in the 1990s. The poem was written in the 2010s.

magic in the air

walking
just for fun
not in a rush
to go anywhere
or be anywhere

I look around
there in the forward
distance
is
a man

I ignore him
he is in a rush

Some pretty flowers
no, they are just weeds
but still pretty

two girls walk by
laughing
I say hi
they go on their way

Now for up the hill
Oh wait
Look
A duck
A duck flying

Blue clouds to one side
and white ones
in the distance

Splendid feeling
as I make it up the hill

and to the hearing of a car
I look behind…it is way back there
I can hear the car
swoosh
swoosh
almost like the sounds of waves
upon the seashore

Drawn into the sounds
am I listening to them
or to the sound of my
beating…breathing
piter pater
thump
thump
thump

and klank

The car went past
so close
it almost ran me
over

Now I understand
the driver was texting
or something with their phone
Ugh…I could have died

Back to my walk
I am grateful for my walk
the duck the two girls
even for the man in a hurry

Remembering I am here
I am alive
I am…observing, hearing,
and walking,
and breathing

I am alive
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