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,


we can see

eye to eye.

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.

    • 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.

      • melodylowes says:

        Thanks Ben! Happy writing! 🙂

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