Please listen

Introduction and Explanation


Today’s topic is Please listen! It is a poem. So let’s start.When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel that way, You are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me,strange as that may seem.The poet is describing situation which occurs in everyone’s life sometimes. A person wants to talk to his friend or relative and give vent to his emotions or frustrations. If the other person listens to him patiently, the former feels relieved. But this is not the case every time. Instead of listening and comforting the worried person people try to belittle his worries by giving advice or ignore his feelings. Now let us proceed further with the poem.Listen! All I ask is that you listen.Don’t talk or do - just hear me.Advice is cheap; 20 cents will get you both Dear Abby and Billy Graham in the same newspaper.Here the poet says you should listen without talking, He says that advice is very cheap in 20 cents you can get advice from renowned columnist.