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They come most often during the long dark month of the soul
When the weather is neither brilliant fall nor crisp winter.
Perhaps they’re purging their souls in anticipation of a fresh new year.
They find me somehow, in coffee shops, museums and on airplanes.
They sidle up next to me, all shapes and sizes, the rich, the not-rich.

They tell me things…they have crimes that need explaining,
secrets and injustices to be shared together with a side order of fears and insecurities.
All those shameful thoughts thrown up by overactive minds tumble out.
My bottomless ears devour the tales of their hopes and dreams.
I fiddle with my white cane and give them my silent attention.

Who I am is irrelevant to these seekers of rest.
They’re only grateful that someone will listen.
They rely on my discretion, a sadly devalued currency.
I place a balm on their spirits and send them unburdened on their way.

Do I judge? Of course I do.
Judgment: it’s what everyone fears most.
But my thoughts never show on my poker face, or creep into my neutral voice.
My eyes betray nothing behind the dark glasses.

What am I to them? A priest in severe black, a wise man in a cave,
or a tender angel in white feathers?
I don’t dispense forgiveness, that’s not my job.
My role is wordless understanding.

I imagine sometimes that there’s a message written on my forehead.
That only the seekers can see.
It says, “Talk to me.”
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Uploaded: Oct 28, 2012 - 02:38:59 PM
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Skean said 2515 days ago (October 28th, 2012)
Nice listen enjoyed, thanks for sharing.
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JohnnyCanuck said 2511 days ago (November 2nd, 2012)
I'm glad you like it.

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Name: Johnny Canuck
Location: Victoria BC Canada
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Born in the backwoods of Canuckistan, Johnny spent long winter nights with his ear glued to the radio (he'd always had a problem with excess earwax), listening to all manner of music while the northern lights cavorted silently outside his window. ... [see more]

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A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

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