Conversation is a flow of thoughts
of listening, truly listening,
response with the ease of ripples,
With the joy of a stream.
Let it be the smiles between you
and the tears too,
thus your hearts can meet
Sing in harmonies bright and new.
Your mind will want to play, so let it;
Care that the balls flying between
are soft and gentle.
Always mindful of listening to each word,
keep it still before the next throw.
Let there be quiet within whilst you digest,
kernels of truth and wisdom, let them sift;
Let them grow
whilst you rest in a forest glade.
There are shouts and angry speeches,
on media, podiums and private groups;
Don’t mistake this for conversation
suppression is a more apt sentiment.
So, please, join me by the clear stream
in joyful and caring commune.
© miriam ivarson