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I found myself setting the scene as she
paced back and forth, the sun so bright.
she was courting its favor
Muttering her story in the silent room,her
80 yr young voice seemed loud,though only
a whisper she was saying with wonder
"Within the circle of the thought,lies
the heart of its story which will never
see the light of day"
"Yet,it hides inside my memory forever
and every now and then pops up to remind
me it can never be forgotten"
I guessed she had forgotten I was sitting in a
chair by the fire ,hidden from her view,as she
paced near the windows behind me
Once again she spoke of things quite fervently
" I will never tell my husband, Jim is not his
grandson,nor shall I tell my grandson who his
real father is"
I almost jumped up with shock at this news
but had to consider that my aunt would be
devastated if she knew I had heard
During the silence I pondered what to do,I couldn't
leave the room without her knowing,but I could
feign sleep,as if I never heard her statement
As her niece, her brothers daughter, I'd never heard
this bit of news and wasn't aware of who knew it
if anyone, I sat as still as possible,barely breathing
Suddenly she said out loud "Brenda, are you still here
your so quiet, I'm ready for lunch, I can't get this
damn chapter of my story right,maybe you can help"
I crumpled in the chair with relief, I had been
drafting an article on formulating thoughts, and
had forgotten she was writing a new book
"Yes Aunt Ida I'm still here,though I was half
asleep, did you mention lunch? if so I'm ready"
I thought to myself, a hasty lesson learned
Be sure you know what you're listening to
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|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|hee, hee... a lesson well learned!
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|I love the paths your mind takes: imaginative and great twists in the end! We also learn from you, Eileen :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|a marvelously related point on knowing what you have heard, or think you have heard, before you speak -- an excellent example of a little information being potentially dangerous Eileen -- I was sitting on the edge of my chair as I read this -- waiting for the hammer to fall -- great work expertly written -- peace and love to you -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|What a great poem!
Can I share another - Don't ASSUME, it makes an Ass out of you and Me... put it together Eileen! Unless you know this already...
That's what it reminded me of... Assuming something.. and finding out something else!
This was SUPER! I loved it!
Warmest of Blessing of Love and Bright Light, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|Well stated! All too many lives have been ruined by "overheard" untruths!|
|Reviewed by David Young
|What a terrific poem that had me going with your conclusion, until you twisted a lesson into the reader, great writing.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|a good lesson to live by to ... nicely constructed poem/story ...|
|Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
|What is it they say only believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. It's an adage for a good reason. Half a conversation heard has caused many a fight, divorce and war.
Good work, Eileen.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Indeed, Eileen. I find this experience of yours interesting and worth filing to memory. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Very well written enjoyed very much sweet lady...stay safe and well...Hugsss,much love too you..|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Be sure, indeed!! And a very good story, Tiger Lily.|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|You know what they say, 'Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see'. So true.
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Yes Evesdropping, spying, can get you in predicaments that are very difficult to get out of. Sometimes it's what you don't know that saves you...
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|A lesson learned...Ed|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
Like Karla, I was hooked on the story and the possible consequences of eavesdropping and then that great twist at the end, so well thought through and wonderfully delivered.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Wow, Eileen, here I am, all hooked in the story and then that 180 degree turn - SHARP! A lesson in these lines, for sure - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|You really baited the hook for your readers, Eileen, at least for this one. I was all involved in this juicy story and then you turned the corner! You have a great imagination. Connie|
|Reviewed by Bonnie May
|Very wise and valuable lesson you penned...You always manage to amaze me Eileen, thank you for this...love, Bonnie|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Whoa, to be caught in such a situation and then to find out it was not real, whew. All the emotions that rise to the surface all for nothing, fantastic writing...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|This is a great reminder for all of us.Misunderstanding is so easy to do.Thank you Eileen.
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|mis communication is probably the biggest cause of wasted emotion...we should all be telephathic...so much easier|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Sometimes we wish we hadn't heard, but how we could not, like a mother telling her child that he was never wanted, or a daughter hearing her father telling someone "I love you too" when her mother was busy in the kitchen, or...yes sometimes we wish we were deaf.
Yes, sometimes eavesdropping can hurt very much, and we can't unring the bell.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great message in this, Eileen; very well penned! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers~
As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. ;D
|Reviewed by Stan Grimes
|A lifetime lesson...great write.|