We live in an age that encourages expression
But few are those who are still to listen.
You’re rich with experiences and good intentions
But do you listen with compassion, or to plan instructions?
Your profound advice is for a different situation
Don’t let the tales of your past assume definitions.
The art of listening isn’t tied to an advice
You’re eloquent in speech but it’s infused with pride
How can you see reality when ignorance has made you blind?
You’re deceived with the illusion that you have an open mind.
Listen into people’s eyes, you’ll get a peek into their lives
Listen to understand and don’t rush to reply
Silent attention can calm worries and rage
A sincere embrace heals more than a quotable phrase.
As we live in an age that encourages expression
Let us listen with love and nullify judgement.
Cover image by Franco Antonio Giovanella on Unsplash. This poem originally appeared on King Kanvas.
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It is a proof of good communication skill to be slow to act but quick to listen. It encourage open mindedness yet calm to engage so others can nullify strife.