Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Are you truly listening?

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

No one can understand your pain or comfort, your sorrow

They'll never understand your struggle

Preconceived misconceptions of stereotypes thrust upon you

Holier than though antagonist that constantly judge you

Forgetting that only God can judge me or you, or anyone

Your money, your ego, your pride and your selfishness will die in the grave you yourself dug

Try to love and understand, not judge and pretend

Cause the struggle someone is painted with can't be truly explained plainly

They will fall to temptation, pray for a better day and do everything they can to feel

But until the world can turn their ear to you, they'll never truly understand your pain

So loose lips sink ships and closed mouths don’t get fed

Contradicting the very art form of listening, now they are just assuming