“Can You Hear Me?”
I AM speaking, right?
Can anyone actually hear my words?
Excuse me, but I was saying something.
The sounds coming from my mouth
Are far from random.
I put thought behind them.
Give me a chance, please.
I’ve already done the whole,
“Live in silence so that you don’t
Accidentally say something stupid” lifestyle.
Well, it stinks.
I can’t resist any longer.
There are words on my heart
That are desperate to come out.
My brain has figured out the perfect
Way to say how I feel.
The lips, the teeth, and the tongue
Are ready and waiting.
So why am I being ignored?
Have I died and become a ghost?
Now, I can be petty and ignore you, too.
But what would that accomplish?
We humans are blessed with
The power of speech and reasoning.
Let’s allow each other
The decency of using those gifts.