Post-weekend Poetry 037: ‘The Problem with Interrupting’ by Linda Eve Diamond

Linda by Kate Gardiner Photography

Linda by Kate Gardiner Photography

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the thirty-seventh poem in this series. This week’s piece welcomes back Linda Eve Diamond.

The Problem with Interrupting

She said I couldn’t love you
He snapped a quick reply:
You said you did, you lied to me, but then all women lie.

With that, he gathered up his things and spewed a harsh goodbye.
She would have loved him always, but he had one awful flaw.
He interrupted her every sentence, her every little thought.

But oh, how she cried when he walked out the door.
The rest of her sentence would have been more!

I asked Linda what prompted this piece and she said…

I write a lot about listening. I wrote this one and posted it for fun at as a “cautionary tale.” 😉

Thank you, Linda.

Linda Eve Diamond is the author of several books in the areas of business, education, self-help and poetry. Her work (and play) earned two awards from the International Listening Association and a Coffee House Press Poetry Award. Her poetry and essays have been published in journals, anthologies and online. Her websites are:,,

The Beauty of ListeningThis poem is included in “The Beauty of Listening”, available on and

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