All I ever wanted him to do was just listen
All I ever needed him to do was first listen
But all he seemed to do was the contrary
He deemed it more important to fix me
Barely had I started before he proposed a solution
But how can you help someone without being able to listen?
How can you solve what you don’t know all about?
Is it possible we are in such a haste with ourselves?
And even worse with each other?
I don’t know about you
But I cherish one who listens
I really try my best to
And sometimes that’s all that was needed
Listen to yourself and get to know you
Listen to your child and get to know them
Listen to your family, friends and partner and get to know them
In listening we show we care
In listening we get the feel
In listening we get to be real
Telling it all ain’t always easy
And now, could you just listen???
(c) Marie Abanga
P.s: An exceptional poetic prompt on the last day of the month while doing my monthly review. I am so grateful for the gift of listening. I listened to a client yesterday for 60 minutes and was so glad I did near uninterrupted. She felt so relieved and told me no one had listened to her like this since she developed what I think is a postpartum depression 6years ago. Imagine if she had just been listened too? It was emotional and I don’t think she is the only one who would appreciate being listened too. I was once on the other side too. Be inspired and motivated everyone
Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist and an etc! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home.
MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing.
The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.