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Do you hear

Updated on February 26, 2014
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Twelve string strum

finger picking

thumb

playing back ground to our

screenplay lives

we sing along to the growing pains

in time duet strummed

except for the boy with no hearing

who only hummed

noises in mimic of love

to those he looked up to

or sideways staring with blue eyes

as he cuddled

touching for answers

wondering what our lips sang

deaf but not dumb

he would make his sound

on a coffee can drum

to the rhythm in unison

with smiles

swirling dances

raised eyebrows

and understanding glances

of the silent ones whom

would allow him to place

their palms on his breast

while he slightly tilted his head

and smiled his way of saying

Do you hear?



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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, wow, Wayne, this is beautiful beyond words! I am speechless.

      Excellent write! Superb. Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Hmmm. nothing riles my blood as people who try to tell you about your own poetry and critique it... as a spectator who is watching from the highest point in the skybox.

      It is your poem and i think it is great .. nuff said,.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Superb narrative, by any standard. thank you and congratulations.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Faith, I really appreciate the kind words.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for the support, cleaner. In defense of moonfroths comments I admit that I welcomed his opinions and critique; although as extensive as his was, I would prefer someone contacted me personally. The reason I took certain comments off is because, as he said, he has the right to his opinion...but so do you! And I have the right to remove anything that I feel is stirring negativity among readers.

      Thank you again!

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful as always.You have a beautiful style.Voted up

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, the sounds of a beating heart and beautiful soul. I love this piece, Wayne.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Martin, thank you sir for the compliment.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      wow this is another one of your better writes wayne barrett bravo :)

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you James.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      Blown away! Your talents are absolutely astonishing! It's love and appreciation for the simple things, but are the simple things really simple at all? Music is a language of it's own and often says what we cannot. A lot of people hear music, but they don't listen. This is just so beautiful, I'm in awe.

      Cat

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      How beautiful! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Sha!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Very talented work. Great imagery and also hopeful and beautiful.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Frank!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you dear Cat. Always appreciate the visit.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Rose

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Yes I do hear ..... Sir Wayne , and in all of your writing ..... your poetry ...... I always hear music ..... because I know you love music but also you have a very lyrical personal way of writing and touching our hearts ...... with a songwriter's pedigree.

      I will share and link your lovely musical words on my FB page and stop drinking coffee now and eat something , lol, and take my pills too, lol , and then jump into the lake to escape the humidity in my body, lol.

      Have a great day and see you soon.

      Sincere and fond regards,

      Colin and his cat crew

      lake erie time 10:39am

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Fortunately, we have the capacity to see and hear in other unconventional ways. It can make us all the wiser.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Anna Haven, I appreciate the compliment.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Epi! I so appreciate your support and sharing.

      I have finished your first book, and will be zooming over to leave a review. I see you already have other installments available. I have finally got mine published, so now I can take a deep breath and relax again. It's a lot of work and apprehension.

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      Vincent Moore 3 years ago

      Wayne a poet stands to be ridiculed and ridiculed from time to time,not one great writer I've read has not found shame from somebody else's critique, this sir is a masterful piece, it rings home with me, it touched my heart. I am often deft to critics. Bravo, keep writing, keep sharing and let it flow from your heart and soul sir.

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      Wonderful and touching as always... I'm sure more then ever that you were born to string words together... Voted up and sharing = )

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for the visit Deb.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Vincent, I appreciate not only the compliments, but the encouragement as well. Considering the life you have lived and the product I see you presenting, your thoughts and feedback mean a lot.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Sigh...my wish is that more of us felt each other's hearts. You have touched mine with this, Wayne.

      Thank you.

      Sharing/pinning/lovingxx

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      LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      There is something about the way you write poems.... it grabs on the hearts strings! Purely beautiful and very touching. Great one, Wayne!

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      Unique thoughts placed into action here poetically and from a youths eyes and witnessing of ones feelings as well as emotions. Nicely done Wayne, thumbs up and out!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wayne, such beauty you portray in what may seem like such a simple quest of a child -- yet, it is not simple, for the boy has a deeply spiritual knowing of how to touch one's heart and how to communicate. This is a lovely and very endearing poem that reaches out to bring about awareness of how those who live without what we consider normal. What a beautiful child he is -- and what a masterful poet you are. I lift my glass to you.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The sweet flow of embracing poetry makes the mornings all the more worthwhile. Well done!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Beth...me thinks I know someone else who was born to string words together! Thank you very much Darlin'.

      There's more than one reason I dedicated my book to you.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I can hear your words loud and clear. Very poetic. You got my votes!

      Clearwater...my 2nd favorite place in Florida, after Orlando. You do have the most beautiful beaches there :)

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much dear Leslie.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the very kind comment!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Mike, I appreciate the kind words and your share on FB.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Cheers, Phyllis! : )

      Thank you very much.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sky slave, thank you for the visit.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Yes, I hear and this poem is so dear. Passing this on.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Sunshine.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Rasma.

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Wonderful, moving work. Wow. ~Lurana

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the compliment, Lurana.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow! Glad I didn't toss out those email notifications of hubs I couldn't visit at the time.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you so much Shanmarie. You must have had this email for awhile. :)

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Haha. My HP notifications go way back to the time of this hub. I haven't been able to keep up with HP as I used to, but I haven't deleted any of the notifications. They all file to their own folder as they come in and don't clutter my inbox, so I keep them. I read recent ones as I can and also go back to the older emails. So don't be surprised if I pop up on more older ones. :)

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Well, Shan, with as many as you must have I am honored that you selected one of mine to read. I get overwhelmed by just having a couple hundred build up.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Inching dangerously close to 2000! I suppose it might be easier to just visit the individual profiles and pick among the published hubs, but I kind of feel like maybe I'm not missing anything by leaving the notifications there, especially when I find one like this gem. :)

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