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Listening

Murky sea, hides monsters and jewelry, so perk your ears Through the trees, the wind will blow quickly, so perk your ears The constant unkempt promises on the radios Still will scream, whilst we all softly dream, so perk your ears The familiar newscasters tell more knowing we're quick To agree yet so slow to believe, so perk your ears Our kids, dressed for summer, wave a bat and glove saying "Pretty please!", but we're just too busy, so perk your ears As grandpa interrupts and grabs my shoulder. "I have Lots to teach, my little Timothy, so perk your ears!"

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Date: 5/29/2016 8:11:00 PM
We learn from the best, don't we? Not always, but here, it seems so. If only more listened, how much insight we would receive, how much knowledge, and how much more we could gain. There are distractions everywhere, we are constantly interrupted, but sometimes when the chaos is in high tide, that's when we have to listen the most! Excellent poem! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 6/5/2016 10:39:00 PM
Thanks again for dabbling in my older work ... you speak with wisdom and a sense of experience ... perhaps things are as you say ... the chaos being a call to step back and reflect.
Date: 3/16/2013 8:39:00 AM
You know a lot of poem forms. That is amazing how you explore those forms. This one I enjoyed so much. I found a lot of different stories inside your poems, u're my fave, too :)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/16/2013 2:45:00 PM
Awww thanks! I always try to write in different ways because it helps me keeps things fresh...
Date: 3/16/2013 12:52:00 AM
AWWWW...there is so much that we miss by not perking our ears! :) Great write!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/16/2013 2:45:00 PM
I'm honestly kind of a space case and a big victim of "not playing close attention"... so perhaps I wrote it more for a reminder on my part! Thanks for your time, checking out my work and commenting... always appreciate it! :)