You Listen- A Poem

You listen as the rain pounds the rooftops & window panes.
Leaving wet traces behind as you peacefully fall asleep.

You listen as the television & radio play favorite tunes and movies.
While birds, locust & crickets together sing sweet melodies.

You listen as the howling wind whips through the trees.
While sounds of rustling leaves create perfect harmony.

You listen as the ocean’s waves sway to a gentle breeze.
While friends confide in you their fears, hopes, and dreams..

You listen as aggressively dog’s bark protecting our home at night.
As you awaken to another day of great possibilities.

You listen patiently to so many things,
But why my love will you not listen to me?

Jasmine D. Parker
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