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By Leonard Kleeman

Did you ever feel like talking to 
a wall?
It isn't hard to do if there's no one
there at all.
You are all alone and no one 
is there
But you want to talk; for someone 
to hear.

You have things to say but 
to your dismay,
Everyone is gone, maybe just 
for the day.
Thinking and talking are not 
the same thing.
So you must talk out loud or 
maybe just sing.

You want to be heard so you make 
your voice loud.
You stand up and shout and that makes 
you feel proud.
Maybe someone near has heard 
you announce
whatever you wanted to say 
or pronounce.

But no one can answer and your voice 
just rebounds
off the walls all around you and 
nothing expounds.
So your thoughts are just lost and your 
shoulders you shrug.
No one will listen except maybe 
bugs in the rug. 

And that's the way life is when we have 
something to say.
People just don't listen; they want things 
their way
No matter who's right and no matter 
who's wrong.
They just don't care even if it's just a song.

Some people may listen but not really care.
What you have to say just floats in the air.
They don't want to think of important things.
They'd rather watch ballgames or fights in 
the rings. 

These are the people who just know they are right.
They don't know how to listen but know
how to gripe.
They are not the ones whom you'd ever call. 
For talking to them is like talking to the wall.

If you have something to say that people 
should know  
You must find the right people who want to 
think so.
They are the ones who are eager to learn
and are interested and show some concern.

That's why it's important to have a loved one near
who will listen very closely and really will hear.
We need one another to prevent any fall
and to never again have to talk to a wall.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Yes, and as your point shows us, we truly are talking to a wall sometimes when we talk to certain non-listeners. Good one!!