Lip Service


Notice of absence from Jooles
I disappear for months on end......just my life but I always come back!

I watch him as he watches 

His eyes upon their lips 

A skilled and secret watchman 

Dechifering all their scripts 


Nothing is a secret 

As your words pour from your lips 

Nothing to save or keep it 

Your dialogues in his grip 


His lips repeat and mumble 

The secrets you have told 

Nothing is a jumble

He's talented, poised and controlled 


Communication can be like this

When the world is soft and quiet. 

To some it sounds pure bliss 

To  others a hellish riot 


So eyes upon your lips 

Is not always what it seems 

I  give you this one tip 

So your on the winning team 


Clever, talented and smart 

With eyes that read your thoughts 

Lip reading. . . . . . .  Such an art 

Being deaf is not a loss 

  • Author: Jooles (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 1st, 2017 02:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: My husband is deaf as are many of his friends or hard of hearing. This skill always amazes me and sometimes you get caught saying things you don't want to be caught saying
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 64
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  • willyweed

    I have heard that deaf people are prone to do some crazy~ness I just wonder if that may be true?

    • Jooles

      Lol crazy as in ????

      • willyweed

        O my brothers & sisters where for art thou now when we need you most I say O yeah I say wink~ wink and please don't blink you for sure know now,,, wink ~ wink~
        sweet jewel O mine! ww

      • mammyo3

        I used to do volunteer work with kids of all different abilities, including deaf/hard of hearing when I lived back where you are, and my goodness did it give me a shock, bright, witty and evil kids read everything then passed it on about the group ggrrr lol, but it certainly taught me how amazing people are.

        • Jooles

          Lol so secrets

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