Wednesday, July 25, 2007

SELECTIVE DEAFNESS




I speak,
My words,
Falling like pebbles,
Into a lake of silence.


No ripple,
No response,
They drown,

In your indifference

.

Photo by Erin McKittrick

28 comments:

EBEZP said...

Oh God Cathy!
I'm listening. That's lovely.

Dan said...

We're listening! Hugs!

Pauline said...

As long as you don't drown in the indifference. Anyone with half an ounce of sense knows you are worth listening to!

MyUtopia said...

Wow! Cool post!

lime said...

oh cathy, i know this all too well....you really have captured it

Hammer said...

I've been there, not a good place to be. Hope things get better.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Unfortunately I have experienced that form of indifferent deafness too many times; your words encapsulate the experience so well and so concisely. Thank you.

Travis said...

I think everyone can relate to this feeling at some point in their lives. You've captured it quickly and in a very few words.

I find that ironic in the extreme.

Ali said...

I agree with Travis, very ironic, but that's what makes is so fantastic.

vpdzoo said...

I like this one!

Julie said...

This is very good and I understand this feeling as well.

val said...

It's so easy to get caught up in trivialities and lose sight of the important things.

cathy said...

ebezp,Thanks. I've got ears too:)

dan,welcome to the bandwagan, LOL:)

pauline,I can swim.

myutopia,Glad you liked it.

lime, we seem to be living parallel lives.

hammer, Anything is possible.

ss nick, It appears to be fairly common.

travis, You are a quick study!

ali,Traavis is a lot quicker on the uptake than some men of my aquaintence and thankyou.

vpdzoo, which one didn't you like:)

julie, nice to see you again,thanks.

val, the devil is in the details:)

Mihalis said...

You should try writing a book of poems, I'm certain it would sell. You have a great talent there.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Eeeek! I find a very usful therapy to this when it happens is to murder the bas----s, people tend to listen you afterwards - police, psyciatrists, social workers, juries.. (Wink.)

Beautiful words, perfectly expressed.

Yours,

No. 34975001, Care of Her Majesty's pleasure, Broadmoor Unit.

puerileuwaite said...

So am I correct to assume that when people tell me to "go jump in the lake", what they're REALLY saying is that I should fight indifference?

(I thought they were simply being mean)

Jocelyn said...

And if we unpacked this little poem, there would be a novel of nearly 1,000 pages within it!

Logophile said...

Oooooh yes,
You must have a family!
I know that feeling but you know, you just said it really, really well.

Flash said...

I love the title of this. I suffer from it once in a while.

But uber cool post.

Blancodeviosa said...

wow girl. you have the power..

Palm Springs Savant said...

well it caught my attention...and slowed me down as well. Its amazing how a simple photo and a few words can have such power over the reader.

Dave said...

Hey Cathy,

Thanks for stopping by my place. Whow did you happen to come past?

Kicking the computer doesn't work for me. Rote, try this and that, after restarting does.

cathy said...

I'm over at ebezp's blog for a party, feel free to join us

cathy said...

mihalis,I probably have enough for a slim volumne now just need to get them organised.

sw scream,
I'll pop by for a visit next time I'm in the area.

puerileuwaite,could well be or they may think that the lake is a gin and tonic and you are a slice of lemon.

jocelyn, I'm working on it.

logo, thought I should say it quick before everyone stopped listening.

flash, send your significant other over here. I have a few suggestions to make...

blanco, I'll need it to lift this boulder that I'm about to chuck at deafy's head. LOL.

pss, thankyou for visiting and "listening ".

dave,whow?.. whell I saw your comment on dan's blah blah and popped over to visit but can't remember why.

Hale McKay said...

Very nice - short, concise and one gets the message.

I like it.

Trée said...

Beautiful and heartfelt poem Cathy. I think many of us can relate.

justawriter said...

Another wonderful one...get these published! Thanks for sharing this one...love it! xoxo

Top cat said...

Wow, that's great cathy.
I can feel it right now.:)
tc