Just Listen (wife To Husband)

    When I just ask you to listen to me,
and you start giving me advice,
you have not done what I asked of you,
    When  I ask you just to listen to me,
and you begin to tell me I
shouldn't feel this way,
why should I be feeling this way,
you are trampling on my feelings,
    When I just ask you to listen to me,
and you feel you have to do something
to solve my problems,
you have failed me, strange as that may seem, 
    Listen! all I asked of you,
be there for me when I need you,
as I am always ther for you,
your sound board,
not talk or do - just listen,
just hear "me"
    Advice is cheap,
a quarter will get you "dear Abby"
and I can do that myself,
I am not helpless,
    But, when you accept as a simple fact
I do feel what I feel,
I feel, even if it is irritating
an irrational,
then I can quit trying to convince you
and get about the business of understanding
of what is behind these feelings,
and when that's clear,
the answers more obvious
and I'll know when to turn
    So...please, just listen and hear me,
just listen my husband!
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2 Responses May 17, 2012

Wow Sas. Did you write this? I like it.<br />
grantmepeace has a great idea.

Very well said. This should be a plaque that can be hung up in a prominent place in each home; and NOT just for husbands to read, but for wives who don't listen to their husbands and for parents who never seem to take the time to just listen to their kids. We can all benefit from having a partner who knows how to JUST LISTEN. Thanks for writing this. I'd like to share it on pinterest and on my FB wall; but won't do it without your permission.

I'm glad you were able to get this across to your husband. So many people go through life frustrated and angry because the one they love most just doesn't HEAR what they are saying.