In 300 words or less create a poem or short story to, “The Words Between The Lines or The Words Between The Lies…” Inspired by Dr. Norma Gray, who is one of the five moderators over at Writer’s Way.
Being able to speak is common. A willingness to listen is rare. Having a desire to hear what someone needs to say is love.-Henery X
2023, Henery X ©
The words between the lines
What’s on a person’s mind
They can say one thing but mean another
So, I pay attention to the words they should say but never utter
Is a sign of a vital fact
That the average person misses
And because of the words that come before and after and that are delicious to the ears like HERSHEY’S KISSES
Sweet talkers, smooth talkers, fast talkers, and double talkers
Know that most people aren’t way with word stalkers
You know, people who do more than just hear, they listen as well
The ones who’ll call you on the tales you attempt to tell
And he’ll protect your comprehension
By helping you to overstand what’s really being made mention
And if the words between the lines are missing in action
Don’t give the perpetrator the satisfaction
Of believing they’ve gotten away with such an infraction
Call them on their stuff
See how much they truly trust in their bluff
If they stutter and stammer
Drop the hammer
And don’t worry about being polite or proper grammar
Give it to them good
Let them know it’s not about saying what they think you want to hear, but about saying what they should
When y’all part ways, an understanding should be perfectly overstood
Which is that you’re better than a half ass conversation
And be sure to ensure they’ll be no misconception in your translation.
Writer’s Way is a club I started on Clubhouse. It’s a safe space where readers and writers come together and support one another. If you’re in search of a community where you’ll always leave feeling better than when you arrived, then look no further than Writer’s Way. Your Voice Matters. So, come allow it to be heard.
Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering. May all you deserve and desire flow abundantly into your life, as a river does into a sea.
Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.
Continue to be a lighthouse for all those who feel lost in the sea of life.
May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.
Peace, Love, and the utmost Respect.