All He Asks

Words wrench from his gut
torn by un-healed years
of war and sorrow

Find their place in poetry
seeking ears, not tears
to hear and care

Writers assemble
listen and nod
as if they understand

But really don’t
because his pain
is not the same as theirs

Yet in the hearing
is their caring
and some wonder

What to do
Is it enough to listen
And indeed for him

This is all he asks
Jean E. Taddonio

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About geniecan

Born and raised in " America's finest City" received BS degree in nursing years ago... main career besides wife and motherhood ( and now a grandma)was as a hospice RN for 18 years...Take great joy in finding the good in all things and believing that " No Thing is Ordinary" the title of my blog. I am working on a children's picture book story named R-Qu.. a rock falls of his mountain. Writing poetry is one of my happiest things to do. Yoga, water aerobics,, gym exercise and walking our wheaton terrior, Finley, with my husband Jim are favorite things...oh yes...singing in the choir at Church and recognizing God as #1... are most important... I also have a home based business with magnetic and far intra red health care products..peace to all who read this, Love, Jeane
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