Larry, such true words spoken. I know from your comments you work with the family courts? I'm sure you have heard and seen just about everything. It's crazy in human nature that so many people go back to what they know instead of leaping into the unknown of a better life. A vicious circle of no where. Well done-
Larry, I guess this was the challenge to test the waters on how long poetry can be, right? Well, I think you succeeded and with a fantastic piece too.
I love the title because I thin we would all like to know what goes on in other peoples lifes but without being classed as nosey or interfering.
At first I was going to dissect this then I realised I had too much to say sp here goes..
A fantastic opening where can imagine you sit at your desk and about 100 people come in spilling their problems out without even a thought for you or the others and no doubt speaking over each other. I imagine you sit there and scream (maybe not) shut up and listen then become a great problem solver, getting to the nitty gritty of their affairs', make them sweat lol. I imagine you to be the wise counsellor, not just because of you age, because you seem down to earth but when the time comes to be stern, you would be. Then they go round and round in circles saying he did this, she did that, passing on blame instead of standing up to their responsibilities but you make then see sense, see them on their merry way in separate ways and eventually they realise they were probably both at fault and with realisation things are settled more amicably. Maybe I got it all wrong but hey ho, thats my interpretation and less than 2000 words haha.
All the best, Em