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Poem: Voices

Are we losing the art of listening to one another?

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Voices” by Angela K. Mack © 1/6/09

I listen to VOICES for a living….

mainly, voices of inexperience

wanting to be heard yet lacking the depth

THAT COMES WITH LIVING.

I listen to VOICES for a living…..

needs that want to be met

that chase me down and sap me

IF I AM NOT TOO CAREFUL.

I listen to VOICES for a living…..

the arguing voice, the whining voice,

the voice of reason and seduction

AND I AM OVERWHELMED.

But occasionally, very rare, I get to SPEAK.

My passions and my soul are GIVEN CONSIDERATION.

My words are dissected and analyzed by CURIOUS MINDS.

And once a year, I get to sing and be heard.

I get to write and be understood.

It is a great thing when one is listened to.

It is a great thing when expression is found by acceptance.

It is a great thing when the suppressed emotions are released in resounding strengths.

This is why I listen to VOICES for a living.

Do unto others as you want them to do for you……..”

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By chroniccreativity

Listen to a recent podcast episode in which The World Music Foundation talks with Angie about her pioneering work to preserve music history.

Mack Reilly is internationally known as a music educator, researcher and historian. She has worked with many famous writers and playwrights, musicians, actors, producers and film directors from all over the world. She introduced embracing the music history concept for Grafton’s downtown Paramount Plaza and served as the Chairperson for the International Walk of Fame Committee. Her spearheaded efforts have substantially increased tourism revenue throughout Ozaukee County despite the fact that she has been a volunteer. She is the one who pitched the ideas of having an annual blues festival in Grafton, a Paramount Walking Tour and a PBS “History Detectives” segment on Paramount Records.. She is famous for helping discover the unmarked grave of legendary blues icon, Arthur “Blind” Blake. She was a contributor on both of Jack White’s Grammy award winning Paramount box sets.

“Mack has since worked tirelessly to preserve and commemorate the city’s musical legacy,” –Amanda Petrusich, American music journalist and author for the New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and Paste (taken from her book,

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