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The Listener

I'm the original Super Hero
Called the "Listener" I hear every word
I will let you talk for many hours
Whatever you say will always be heard

There are many who offer solutions
With the "Listener" it's not about talk
When you desire to become unburdened
I am more than just a friend, I'm your rock

For I help you escape from the shadows
By listening, I usher you to the light
When others are choosing to make judgements
I'm never concerned about being right

With me your hours they feel like minutes
You'll be amazed as we travel through time
Passing through the doorway of harmony
On a feast of happy you will soon dine

Listening is often underrated 
Today I pass these powers onto you
When the masses are all about talking
Every one of them will be needing you

So now go to the world with your powers
Offer compassionate ears and be kind
Carry on the torch of the "Listener"
You are the best kind of friend they will find

For Carol Eastman's Super Hero Contest.


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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 9:35:00 AM

    This a superb write, Richard. To listen to understand and not listen to reply is a real gift. I believe you have this gift. I wish you all the best in the contest with this fabulous piece. Hugs
  1. Date: 8/29/2014 9:30:00 AM

    Very well wtitten i like this alot very expressive and creative great job ;)
  1. Date: 8/29/2014 1:11:00 AM

    Never mind adults loving this poem. Imagine what the children will think. This will make a great contest entry. I love it.
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 1:26:00 PM

    Ahhh, such a powerful representation of true friendship & that shoulder to lean on. Absolutely beautiful!
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 12:54:00 PM

    A great concept, so well executed. Wonderful write.
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 11:29:00 AM

    Wow! What an incredible poem, Richard. How wonderful it would be to have a "rock" like you. It seems people sometimes just like to hear themselves talk. In that regard, "listening" is a super power! Best wishes in the contest with this stunning poem. Love, Carolyn
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 2:22:00 AM

    You are absolutely right Richard. As a good listener you realize that your are related to everyone else, finding yourself in others, giving to others as yourself. Listening to oneself is just as important. A good listner is worth more than gold, do you your best to be one, and don't give up on finding one! A righteous write my friend! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 12:50:00 AM

    wow, now THIS is a HERO that kids can really look up to. So nice, Richard! Hope it scores big.
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 6:58:00 PM

    The ink use to pen this was well worth it my friend excellent write and a wonderful tribute to friendship, great job cheri, also nice comment for my letter to a solider, i wrote for the boys and their moms other seas whom are fighting for us right now,I don't believe in the cause of this war. I used what I thought my grandmom would have felt for my dad when he was over their for inspiration. So I'm glad you enjoyed it, cheri
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 6:33:00 PM

    excellent pen Rick gl in contest hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 3:54:00 PM

    You may be every womans hero. Shhh and just listen. Good Luck!
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 11:43:00 AM

    So True Richard - we don't need just to listen we actually need to hear what the person says. i hope to see this at the top of the podium - you are a very wise man indeed Richard and we are blessed that you are here. Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 11:24:00 AM

    Very well said, Richard; listening is both an asset and a virtue. If we were to listen more and talk less the world would be a better place for sure. Unique take on this topic. gl // paul
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 11:07:00 AM

    Knew u as an amazing poet, n then a writer n now a listener!! Real tough being can u be ?? Lot to learn from you dear friend! Great idea n a superb write!
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 9:32:00 AM

    You are one hell of a poet,,,Richard,,,to the point and no bull sh* todays world that's makes you special
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 9:28:00 AM

    So much truth in this, and so very well written. Good advice and good writing, - my favorite things! Thanks Richard and best of luck in the contest. Jin
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 8:43:00 AM

    A special power you posses....good luck listener