Why is it so hard to communicate

words uttered fail to reach

the other’s ears

a compliment turns into a dig

a positive twisted

Why are we slow to listen

yet quick to judge

such impatience

at each other’s throats

not giving the benefit of the doubt


Why do you not get what I mean

have I not made it clear enough

why the ambiguities misunderstanding

even when I humbly apologise

you lack grace to accept


Why is it so hard to communicate


About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on chowanyau@wordpress.com. Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on November 27, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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