How I yearn to be understood!
Does anybody try? Comprehension, compassion
A dawning of the light, A meeting of the minds
A longing to hear and be heard
Should be a courtesy, this communication
There’s a give and take: You speak, I speak
But do you even listen? Or wait impatiently for me to finish
It’s so frustrating, so sad, almost drives me mad
To feel so misunderstood; feel that remorse?
Round and round, over and over, bitterness and stinging words
Where’s my vocabulary? Can I think on my feet?
When I’m not understood; I repeat
If that doesn’t work, I repeat again
I somehow imagine I must have misspoke
Is your hearing clear? Does your brain work?
Why can’t I make you understand? How I feel…
© 2016, Marcia Yearwood. All rights reserved.
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