Shut Up And Listen

Some are born listeners,

other are simply waiting for

their own time in the spotlight

but I,

 

Like a nurturing tree,

I’ll stand tall,

with large branches

overlooking the greenery

and shade you until

you yearn the light

again.

 

I will stay by you

in the rain,

in the snow,

your darkest nights,

or when you think

that you are all

alone.

 

Even if the air is

filled with silence,

keep me at bay.

I hope you realize

you exist in this

time and place where

nothing can erase your

presence.

 

But,

it is no stranger than life

to feel the embrace of

revitalized limbs

and fulfilled spirits,

cradle you with gratitude

and a sensation of

humanity.

 

They'll see that

the world is colossal

and the sky arches 

to the deep ends of

the earth where

even if you fall off 

one side of the world,

they will reach another side

where the light

shines.

 

A dim world is now

inverted to a sight

indulged with sincerity

and genuine smiles

which walk the horizons

where they

glow.

 

When their eyes radiate

like the sun and

you feel the warmth

envelope inside your body

because you were their

spark.

 

No matter what

they look like,

language they speak,

color of skin,

vision of themselves,

it is beautiful in itself to

help them feel beautiful for

themselves.

 

And I think to myself,

how wonderful

the world is

when your eyes

see the open space

around you

and someone to

roam this infinite plateau

with.

 

A person's happiness

is not just having people

listen to their

contemplations,

or ramblings,

but rather,

the sound of

their silence being

heard.

 

With that being said,

thank you for

listening.

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