This poem was written to kill 2 birds with 1 stone:
- To dust the cobwebs from the poetry-creating mechanisms in my brain (after a recent poetry workshop at the Writers Council Meeting) and
- To let website visitors know the stats on the number of people who ‘look but don’t touch’ when visiting blogs and other websites.
Ode to the voiceless visitor
This is an ode to the voiceless visitor, the ones who look but don’t reply,
They never tell you what it was that intrigued them, or even that they had stopped by.
They love to come to ponder your ideas, or to simply observe your style,
Some get what they want and leave, others linger for a longer while.
It’s not uncommon to be a voiceless visitor; research says that it’s 9 in 10!
That’s people who read your writing and leave without lifting their pen.
We love to know how we affect people and which things they like to read,
This is an ode to the voiceless visitor- hopefully a dying breed!