Communication pitfalls

I say one thing

You hear something else

Words, so easily


Filters, act like barriers

to communication,

Building stone-clad walls

of separation.


And trust breaks down

as suspicion, like a flood-tide

pours into disconnected hearts


You say one thing

I hear something else

Cycle is repeated…

Wrong end of stick grasped,

sowing potentially

seeds of defeat

spiralling downward

into oblivion


Until we agree enough’s enough

And then…

We choose to listen – internally

We choose to understand – relationally

We choose to love – unconditionally