thoughts from my mind to yours



When did the world stop listening?

You did not know…

for that chaos that used to be your mind,

had reluctantly calmed down that night,

leaving you in silence both inside and out.


Your hearing was getting worse each day,

but why did the world not hear what you had to say?

Did it need a hearing aid as well?

You did not know…


The long years you had travelled on this earth,

hearing the sounds of night and day…

hearing, the rivers flow into the ocean’s tides,

as the wind blew hard making the trees sway…

hearing, the twigs crush underneath your feet on the forest floor,

hearing, the drums in the thunder of the distant shores;

and the soft rain by your window…

hearing always hearing,

hearing, your mother’s soothing lullaby,  

the whisper of your love in your ear,

the cries of your children when they were sick,

the laughter of your grandkids rang loud and clear…

hearing always hearing,

until now…

But when did the world stop listening?

You did not know.


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* It has been very hard to watch my grandfather slowly lose his hearing. We are very close and at 96 his mind is still strong but old age gets the better of him somedays…and he doesn’t want to have long conversations cause he can’t hear everything on the phone. This is inspired by my grandfather and others grandparents out there…even though you may feel like the world is not listening…we are. ..and we always will.

Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

20 thoughts on “Listening

  1. Actually, I am going deaf and have been since my teen years. At 46, what I hear is much less than what I don’t, so this poem really moved me. Thank you for posting it.

    • Thank you for stopping by, I am glad you connected with this..“Hope is the thing with feathers
      That perches in the soul
      And sings the tune without the words
      And never stops at all.”
      ― Emily Dickinson

  2. This is so beautiful and touching Neha! My heart goes out to you and your grandfather! God bless you both, you are blessed to have each other 🙂

  3. So good! Thoughts with for you and your family… Think this really applies to the world too… When did we stop listening to the quiet, still voice of guidance within? Thanks for posting!

  4. Oh, Honey, I have tears in my eyes. Your words just so moved my Heart. Thank you for sharing your Heart with us. Love, Amy

  5. This made me think of the bigger picture as well. ❤ Very graceful and moving.

  6. beautiful and touching tribute. Listening and presence are two of the best gifts we can offer anyone. I’m glad you have such a connection with your grandfather.

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