Sunday, November 10, 2013

Just Listen

From time to time, I told you that I would share some of my favorite poems with you.  This is one of them.

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you - just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
~Shel Silverstein
Have a peaceful
Sunday, my friend.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And unfortunately, we often listen to the many voices OUTSIDE. Beautiful sentiments my dear Sheri! Have a peaceful day my friend. Anita

Terra said...

Sweet fairy and words.

syros2js said...

So beautiful poem!
Well done, Sheri!
The fairy is also lovely!

Susie said...

Sheri, Thank you for that perfect poem. Blessings for you and yours this wonderful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

The Silver Bunny said...

It's a voice that's difficult to listen to; there are so many others around us that are there to advise, bring down, cheer up, admonest. It is sometimes a great cacophony that can be so confusing we can't hear our own precious little voice !xx

Nely said...

Dear Sheri,
So beautiful poem,
Thank you and have nice week!

Purple Flowers said...

I love Shel Silverstein; his poems resonate within me. Also, his story books. "The Giving Tree" is my favorite. BTW - that Fairy is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

It's me said...

Beautiful..............x !

Susie Swanson said...

Such sweet words and so beautiful. Hugs, xo

Merlesworld said...

So true, we always know the way to go if we listen to the voice sadly we don't always take the advice given.


LOVELY poem, indeed. True words.

Shirley said...

May we all listen to the voice inside..very lovely!

NanaDiana said...

I love Shel Silverstein, Sheri, and I bet any one of my three youngest kids (who are now in their 30s) could quote his books verbatim. xo Diana

Patricia said...

Perfect sentiments, for Sunday or any day. We need to reflect on what is really happening in our lives, at a deeper level than the superficial which tends to dominate today's world. Blessings Sheri xx

Joyce Olson said...


This is the solid, honest truth and so beautifully presented. I always remember my Mother telling me something very similar to this and that I must always listen carefully and never beat that voice down.
Thank you my dear-

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Thank you for sharing this lovely poem - wishing you a happy new week

Riitta Sinikka said...


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This is lovely. Hope you have a wonderful week. Xo

Barbara said...

Beautiful poem about listning to our inner voice. A voice that kept me save at times that I was in doubt.

Have a wonderful week.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Such a pretty poem Sheri! Hope you had a peaceful

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning darling Sheri! Thank you for coming by last night; Blogland is becoming very quiet on the weekends now, and it sure is good to see your comment this morning before I head out for work.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ALREADY? Good for you! I don't have anyone to shop for; my husband is very hard to shop for so we just go out together and he buys what he wants and buys me what I want and that's that! No kids and very few if any friends here make for quiet and uneventful Christmases. We are however, flying out for the first time since we moved away, to California for Christmas (28 years!) My aunt passed away last week and I am unable to make the services this coming week, but I do want and need to see my remaining family members for the holidays.


Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

So sweet Sheri! I know you love fairies, they're my favourite too. Have a blessed week my friend.



CraveCute said...

Lovely words and beautiful image!

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful words! Thank you for sharing and may you have a lovely week. Hugs!

Teresa said...

Hummingbird, Fairy and a Poem - doesn't get much better than this indeed.
Wishing you a Happy Week ahead, full of the voice and also the silence so needed - within, mostly - to enjoy and appreciate it.

Kristie Franklin said...


Beautiful poem and so very true. I've often found that if I listened to my first feeling on something I usually couldn't go wrong. It was always when I second guessed myself or listened to someone else's opinion that I made the wrong choice.

Hope you are having a happy Monday! :-)

Imogen said...

Such sweet and beautiful words, it is very true. This is the prettiest picture ever. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Mary Timmers said...

Love this poem! I'd like to get your blog again via email. This winter when I was sick I unsubscribed to almost all blogs as they were overwhelming. I don't see anywhere on your blog to subscribe via email. My email is

Thanks, Mary

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Sheri,
This certainly is a lovely poem. I love poetry and enjoy reading my poem books alone in my living room while listening to my favorite cd's. My granddaughter has written several beautiful poems and I have them all which I also read over and over. Like your fairy. I too wish you peaceful days. Hugs...Lu

sweetvintageofmine said...

Beautiful poem....I LOVE hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit....that is how I relate to this poem. Blessings~~~Roxie

sophie said...

Beautiful poem!
Thanx for sharring!
Have a nice week too!

Amanda Chic said...

Lovely post!+
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Heidi said...

Dear Sheri,
Thank you for this beautiful poem. I can see where this is one of your favorites and it certainly will become one of mine, too.

M. said...

At first, I thought the photo was Nel in that ad that she did when she modeled. I ran across that paper the other day. I loved it. Mona

Marcia Pilar said...

Indeed, my friend, indeed!

Heather Lindstrom said...

Sheri dear-what a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing. By the way, mailed your Stylemindchic boutique package today and must confess-printer shut down so had to send from the post office (handwritten address-not the usual style) but wanted to get it to you asap.
Enjoy your star lovely friend!
xx, Heather

Miky said...

Beautuful dear Sheri!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Aw! This is a sweet post, Sheri! :D