Guest artist: Robert McDowell

"Mars and Venus" by crackoala

If Only Men Truly Listened

If only men truly listened
To everything their women say.

I said, if only men truly listened
To everything their women say,

Maybe they’d be liberated
From the heartbreaking way

Their fathers distanced
Themselves from a woman’s eye

That watched and waited
Patiently with hardly a sigh

For any sign that he’d awakened
To her power and majesty,

Like falling to his knees, humbled,
Then looking up at her to pray.

Robert McDowell‘s most recent book is “The More We Get Together: The Sexual and Spiritual Language of Love” (Poiêsis Press, 2011). He is the author of 11 other books, including Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Writing, and Using Poetry in Your Daily Rituals, Aspirations, and Intentions. He is a teacher, speaker and workshop leader living in Ashland, Oregon. 
 
“Mars and Venus” by crackoala is from the website Deviantart.com and is used under a Creative Commons license
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