Magpie-Lark (Peewee) (Listen while you read)
Is someone listening or are my words falling on deaf ears?
Wait a moment; I’m talking.
How often do you speak, and no-one listens?
Well, this seems as though it is happening to me constantly.
Why? Why of why don’t they listen. They have ears, don’t they? And yet I can talk and talk and talk and talk and they don’t hear me…. Aggggghhhhhhh…….
I really don’t understand why they don’t listen. I have pondered this a million times and I’ve never been able to come up with the reason. I’ve made excuses for them; I’ve sucked up to them; I’ve bribed them, and still no response. Could it be that what I have to say just isn’t worth listening to?
No, I really mean this. Could it be that I don’t talk sense. I mean, I’ve got to start looking at reasons why. I just can’t get them to listen to me. This really is a problem. Can you help?
Well, firstly I would ascertain if indeed what I was saying was of value. Then I would consider the method of execution of delivery. Is it possible that what you have to say is indeed valuable; however, your delivery may be a little distasteful or rough or without sufficient drama to make it interesting. Are you perhaps not showing interest in the topic even though you may be trying to sound as though you are interested? Could it be that you have lost interest in your topic and this attitude is showing itself regardless of your cover up, so to speak.
Yes, that could be it. Perhaps it is a little of all of those things plus a few more. I’ll think upon it for a while and see if I can come up with a plan… Thanks for that.
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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