We are all agreed in saying
that we should be free to talk
but when it comes to listening
it’s something at which we balk.
If someone bad-mouthed us,
“You talking to me?”, we’d ask.
And if anyone bugs our phone
we shall have to take them to task.
“You listening to me?”, we’d say,
“It shows that you have no trust.”
In demanding a humble apology
the request should be quite robust.
Some will recall the bygone days
when the boot was on the other foot
and the Stasi was eagerly all ears.
Did they think that that was a hoot?
© Luigi Pagano 2013