Listen to the ‘Facts’ 

He listens to the sounds of a tumbledown world
through double-glazed eardrums.
Sated on the latest news through an umbilical cord
connection from phone to ear.

He listens to the pitter-patter of ‘facts’ numbly
tapping on the window, like raindrops begging

‘let us in’

and pulls the sheets a little closer to his chin.
He tries not to let them in.

He doesn’t want to listen to the sounds of a tumbledown world
through double-glazed eardrums.
But there isn’t glass thick enough
to drown out the sound.


This is the first poem I’ve written in a long while, so apologies if I’m a bit rusty.

Thanks for reading.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below! I love a good chat.

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9 thoughts on “Listen to the ‘Facts’ 

  1. Mandie Hines

    When I opened this and realized it was a poem, I was quite excited. And you confirmed in your comment afterwards that this was in fact the first one that you’ve posted in a while. I particularly enjoyed “tumbledown world” and “pitter-patter of ‘facts’ numbly tapping on the window.”

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      1. Mandie Hines

        This is fantastic news, Jordan. You have the heart of a writer, and while I enjoy the more academic posts you write and your ambitions to go into publishing, you have to nurture the creative side as well. They are completely different styles of writing, so you can lose ground if you don’t keep at it.
        Anyway, I’m excited to have some more creative pieces to accompany your other posts that I already enjoy.

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      2. Thank you. It’s such a balancing act to create content, focus on study and work, and create creative pieces to put towards publication. But to be a writer is to find the time to write, I do believe.

        As always, I appreciate your kind comments and support.

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