Ears Enable Listening

by Paul Davis - Date: 2007-01-05 - Word Count: 550 Share This!

God gave us mouths that shut
And ears that remain open
This should tell us something
Sadly many impetuously only bring
Their opinions and remarks to the table
It seems in regard to listening
Humanity is most unable
At least often very unwilling
Why is it we must always talk about our thing
Speaking only about us and our wants
Such social disregard despises and taunts
Occasionally at the end of the discourse even haunts
The person enamored with themselves in self-absorption
Grossly lacking self-awareness and skill in communication
Such an approach to people assures one of isolation
As being only dressed up in yourself tends toward alienation
The key to communication is listening
Without which conversation becomes aggravating
Interacting with one prone to interrupt you is irritating
Blatant disregard to what you want to say is excruciating
Difficult to bear indeed, as you go unheard when you plead
Trying to get a word in edgewise
Apparently anything you say the gregarious does despise
As they try to elevate themselves and self-actualize
Hoping to dominate the conversation and perhaps realize
Some level of self-importance
While accomplishing relationally a greater distance
Most frequently unbeknownst to them
As in their mind everyone is their friend
Most of all however they are enamored with self
This is the reason they are incapable of hearing anyone else
Being the recipient, on the other end of such communication
What more can you do than smile and wonder why
Of course you can placate and pacify
The self-centered gibberish
Being nice considering their tendency
Toward pretence or perhaps inner insecurity
Nevertheless having to endure a big mouth
Being bulldozed over by a pushy person
Who hears only what they have to say
There are only three options
Yield, stand up to them, or move them out of your way
Of those three choices, I hope you make the best today
Dealing with people gently requires patience
Unrepentant, repeat offenders demand your resilience
Your ability to forgive and forget is your brilliance
Though the big mouth doesn't see or appreciate it
Seemingly often taking advantage of and misusing it
Incessantly repeating the offense and not appreciating
Your unconditional love from which they've been deviating
For God's loving-kindness toward them we must earnestly pray
God's mercies and grace are new every day
Using your ears requires a utilization of the heart
Educated idiots in that department aren't always so smart
Others have grown up the eldest child being bossy to others
They you must remind you aren't their sister or brother
Masterful manipulators come with another bag of tricks
Playing on emotions, persuading through pity and angry fits
Be strong my friend, don't give in to it
Be firm and stand your ground
Be clear and precise in the speech that you sound
Vocalize your disappointment and sheer displeasure
Just because you listen better with your ears
Certainly does not make you any lesser
If necessary, pull away from the boisterous bantering
Give them the chance to discover communication involves listening.
Make an appeal for the gregarious to enlist their ears
Lest they one day awake alone with eyes full of tears.
Harness your tongue today and enable your ears
Turn sorrow and anger into thankful cheers.
Listening builds relational bridges that will bless you for years.

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Paul Davis is a life coach (relational & professional), popular worldwide keynote speaker, creative consultant, explorer, mediator, minister, liberator and dream-maker.

Paul is a minister and author of several books including God vs. Religion; Breakthrough for a Broken Heart; Stop Lusting & Start Living; and Adultery: 101 Reasons Not to Cheat.

Paul's compassion for people & passion to travel has taken him to over 50 countries of the world where he has had a tremendous impact. Paul has also brought revival to many in war-torn, impoverished and tsunami stricken regions of the earth. His nonprofit organization Dream-Maker Ministries is building dreams and breaking limitations.

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