November 6th, 2018


Poem - Listen Closely

The poem “Listen Closely” was prompted by a quote by Sea Salty: "You're a man who loves to speak, but you rarely talk. You're a man who loves to preach, but you rarely walk."

Listen Closely

Look to the ones who give witness
expressing sorrow along with joy
the lessons shared are expressed
with examples in silent prayers

this careful mix that’s explained
from the pulpit of life’s dismay
extorting what should not be
while existing to find peace

speaking examples by their rote
providing homilies based on hope
a paradigm that most believe
this case of silence turned to ten

behold a ritual of routine
expressed by verity for the world
listen closely as you watch
salt of the earth close to home.

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