The Girl Who Wanted to Listen

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Good evening, friends. It touches my heart that you come by and leave encouragement.  I have really enjoyed participating in Kate Motaung’s #FiveMinuteFriday writing prompts! This week our word is “listen.”

5 minutes of free-write

Listen

Green Light

She was in a sparkling skyscraper a million miles tall

and she wanted to hear it, hear it all

but there was too much noise around to hear even a thing

so she slid down their banister to the next level

but all she heard was a ring –

that girl was a chatting away on her phone

or those ladies were gossipin’ all on their own

so she went way lower to the first level floor and there she skipped

she skipped right out the door –

she wanted to listen, to listen to it all

whatever God had to say or someone who needed to call –

anyone please, she thought, I am willing, I am here –

but no one and no sounds, still quite busy all around

so she stooped to the ground and she laid her ear down

down to the pavement, the hot dark stuff

she said oh, I see and she found a friend in need

it wasn’t in the high places but low

where someone was found who needed to know

if they mattered enough for another

to stop and be a listener.

RED LIGHT

 

 

“The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God’s love for us that He not only gives us His Word but also lends us His ear.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

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-Meghan Weyerbacher

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23 thoughts on “The Girl Who Wanted to Listen

  1. Beautiful thoughts, Meg, as I continue to hear this spoken by God….Listen, be still …. He wants us to hear what He has to say, but it so often comes through the words of another, doesn’t it? Sweet poetry!! –Blessings & Hugs!

  2. Great job, Meg. I’m always impressed with those who can write poetry. It’s *so* not a talent of mine. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. 🙂 ((grace upon grace))

  3. Meg- great job! We have to stop rushing in order to really listen, don’t we? Sometimes it’s its the listening that goes beyond the talking, but the reading of body language. We need to be more intune to that. Good reminder to me to stop, really watch and listen!
    Julie

  4. “The first service that one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God’s love for us that He not only gives us His Word but also lends us His ear.”

    – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

    Yeah, I can’t say it better than that. Powerful post, my friend.

  5. You are a gifted poet, Meghan. I could see the drama in my mind’s eye.
    Loved this too: “It is God’s love for us that He not only gives us His Word but also lends us His ear.” How precious that the Almighty would stoop to listen here!
    So glad to meet you!
    Shauna (FMF#19 this week)

  6. I appreciate your gift of poetry! You’ve made an astute point here – so often we pursue the grand and lofty, and we (perhaps unintentionally) scoff at the pavement. May God grant us grace to join Him wherever He is at work! I’m glad you shared this with us at Grace & Truth!

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