She Listened by Martin Hanley
She listened while others watched
She smiled, and liked, and lost –
Receding mirror of another way
Soul sinner; loves run astray.
She listened while others lied
She waited; some others cried –
Far above, she still searched below
Her ladder hidden; no one would know.
She listened while others died
She suffered on the other side –
Within her cave, a candle lit
Illuminated shadows, now silently sit.
She listened while the world was born
She closed her eyes as her words grew thorns –
Yet, in that darkness, it was plain to see
That truth itself, lies beyond the sea.
© all rights reserved Martin Hanley Thursday, 7 May 2015