logs (a sonnetina tre)

by Marie Elena


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“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”  ~ Mat. 7:3

Another checkmark in our verdicts’ log –
Our record of the judgements we decree.
We haughtily  embrace the demagogue
Whose words lynch those with whom we disagree.

Rose-colored glasses will not help our plight –
We need to clearly see our world “as is.”
God’s eyes spill love despite His perfect sight.
Oh, may He help us eye our world through His.

So quick to judge. To loathe. To vilify.
So blinded by the log in our own eye.


© Marie Elena Good, 2016