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Listen to the wind

I listen to the wind,
and all the secrets she brings.
Secrets she carries forever and a day.
Secrets from near and far,
all collected, all stored, all kept.
Dark secrets burden her wild wings.

She cries, she shouts, she whispers.
Her secrets desperately thrown out to ears;
ears that hear, but with hearts that do not listen,
do not understand, do not take in.
She has no one to tell, no one to share,
the pain she bears alone, carries alone.

Secrets from years gone by.
Secrets that could prevent further pain if they were heeded,
but would they be heeded if they were heard?
Would mankind listen?
Would you listen?


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  1. Date: 10/13/2012 6:49:00 PM

    Beautiful poem! Great job! :)
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:58:00 AM

    Lovely poem Tamilyn! Nice use of personification. When you think of the wind traveling to distant lands and the things it has seen over the centuries, then you begin to see that mankind rarely learns from past mistakes -it's sad. Very well written this!
  1. Date: 10/4/2012 5:18:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Tamilyn. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

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