© ‘A Lesson in listening ‘.
Don’t always take what people say as fact.
Allow for messages to be given front to the back.
Some folk may tell you what they think you want to hear
or may twist things to make them sound quit nice and clear.
News may be embellished to make it sound good
or be scandalized, for your attention to hold.
People may relate things from their own perspective
from their subjective view and not the objective.
Listen wisely to all that you hear
and unpack the contents bare.
Ask, scrutinize and analyze.
Double-check to separate fact from fiction
that comes from the teller’s diction.
ABOUT ELDER EULINDA
Eulinda-Antonette Clarke-Akalanne was born in Barbados. She came to England to train as a Registered General Nurse and worked as General Nursing Sister, Midwifery-Sister, Senior Psychiatric Charge-nurse and Health Visitor. In 2018 Eulinda-Antonette obtained BA honours in Anthropology from the University of Bristol. She is dramatist and singer and begun writing poems when she was 5 years old. Here are some of her most recent poems.