Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Matter

Three Word Wednesday- Matter
Babble, verb: talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way, reveal something secret or confidential by talking impulsively or carelessly, make the continuous murmuring sound of water flowing over stones; noun: the sound of people talking quickly and in a way that is difficult or impossible to understand, foolish, excited, or confused talk.
Cherish, verb: protect and care for (someone) lovingly, hold (something) dear, keep (a hope or ambition) in one's mind.
Damned, adjective: (in Christian belief) condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell, used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration, used to emphasize the surprising nature of something (damnedest).

I babble when I meet new people
I’ll be damned if I know why
Or maybe I do
I’m nervous and shy
I speak of the weather
Sometimes I say too much
About family or me
But I remember to listen
Intently to what they have to say
For I cherish the company
The stories they bring
The worlds they open up to me
Just paying attention
Can make their day
And mine
Brighter, happier
Feeling like we both matter.

                                                           ©Sheilagh Lee May 11, 2016


  1. How important it is to have the give and take in friendship rather being selfish about oneself.

  2. thank you Old Egg that's what believe too

  3. Loved this poem. In talking to strangers one realises how eager they are to talk about themselves because no one is interested enough in them to listen . We live in a very self centred world.

  4. That's all that matters Sheilagh - kindness is in listening and paying attention - you are a kind soul xo

  5. Just paying attention
    Can make their day

    Rightly so Sheilagh! Talking alone will make one boring. But talking and listening as in this case will accord the balance of a good conversationalist