Seeing Eye to Eye

Your lip curls in derision,

contempt for failings twists you.

Your eye gleams,

‘arc de triomphe’;

 your tongue trails

your rows of hapless prisoners,

an offering to ego’s altar.

Your gleam blinds you

to your own appetites,

 slaves with sweat glistening,

goose-stepping over cells

bound by shackles of steel.

Remove the plank,

and you can see to remove my speck.

Perhaps then,

sliver-free,

we can see

eye to eye.

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24 comments on “Seeing Eye to Eye

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    OH. WOW. Packs a powerful punch, what? (Said in the voice of King Pellinore–Camelot)

  2. Debbie says:

    Oh this was a great one and I love how you ended it! 🙂 God bless you!

  3. Ben Nelson says:

    This is so good – right on the money!

  4. billduff says:

    All this – came from the inspiration of this plant? How is that possible? Again you may wish you could be a fly on the wall – I wish I could be a fly in your brain… or something – that isn’t a good image – but you know what I mean!

    • melodylowes says:

      I truly hope there are no flies up there… 🙂 The more I do this, the more I think in poetry – and I see images and the sparks fly and the words come. It actually amazes ME, to tell you the truth. It is truly a gift, and one I am receiving so much joy from. The joy is enlarged when others also derive something from what I see and feel – so thank you so much for adding to my experience! 🙂

  5. […] Meanwhile Melody Muses – Pithy poetry […]

  6. Ben Nelson says:

    Hey Melody, I have nominated you for the “Food for Thought” award. Check it out here. http://wp.me/p2BmgY-rJ

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you Ben! I really appreciate your nomination. Unfortunately due to time constraints I no longer do the ‘award thing’ – but as I said, I appreciate your thinking of me, and the vote of confidence you have given my poetry. I see that I am already acquainted with most of your nominees, but have a few new ones to check out. Thanks again!

      • Ben Nelson says:

        I get that – i am new to the blog world and I am trying to figure out how all this works.
        In any case – i love you blog – keep up the good work.
        Ben

      • melodylowes says:

        Thanks Ben! Happy writing! 🙂

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