Inspiration: We are still on the theme of relationships but in this poem Talk and Listen are symbolic of the types of characters represented in people. Some folk are talkers and some are listeners; each need the other but it has to be said that some talkers just take it too far! Better to be a listener and an observer; it is not that those who listen well cannot speak well, they can; and when they do, without a lot of babble, they are usually listened to. You have heard the old story, it is why we have two ears but only one mouth, because to listen is wiser than to talk incessantly. In my opinion, Talk and Listen is one of my best writings.
Talk and Listen. Talk and Listen were well acquainted, Together they were often mated, Talk always made a lot of noise, Listen showed much more poise, Was quieter and deeper, Of the tongue a good keeper. Talk was like the babbling brook, Never knowing silence, Listen knew the babbling brook Was silenced by the pool, And that the babblings of man, Often proved him to be- Only a Fool. Talk was fond of saying much, This and That, and Such and Such, An opinion on everything, Talk did hold, And considered it duty, That everyone be told. Listen was quiet when another spoke, Affirmed their worth, Never took others as a joke, Listen never casually handed out advice, And found it unnecessary, To his own opinion, Others to entice. From Talk people tried to hide, Found Talk a vexation, And hard to abide. Listen, however was quietly sought, For Listen it was found, Wisdom brought. In the fullness of time, Listen came of age, And was given the spotlight, Upon life’s stage, Listen was honoured as a wise old sage, For he knew that Talk, One should carefully gauge. Poetry by Estelle M Deshon.©
3 replies to “My Heart on Paper.”
Very well written Estelle! I like this poem very much.
Thank you dear, Chris
Yes Chris. I like this poem too. I think it holds a lot of truth.