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thoughts from my mind to yours


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Strength

Be Kind,

For you know not the strength of your words,

On the heart.

 

Be Thoughtful,

For you know not the strength of your understanding,

On the Mind.

 

Be Brave,

For you know not the strength of your courage,

On the Journey.

poetry and image copyright neha 2016

poetry and image copyright neha 2016


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Laying on the Crosswalk of time

I lay on the crosswalk of time,

watching the days turn into night,

Neither forward nor rewind,

I just lay,

in the moment,

with you.

 

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Listening

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.