Its all about perspective…
Who is beyond repair,
beyond redemption from mistakes made,
and I wonder how we may judge each imperfection
when we the judge are not without fault,
our tribulations the salt on a wound.
We know the truth,
that we are not perfect,
yet we judge others so harshly,
as if a god of malevolent wrath,
happy to administer the comeuppance of the fallen.
How has compassion and understanding
been so conveniently overridden,
when in scathing justice we punish,
yet fall short of recognition within ourselves,
as if we are better.
Delusions imbue our lives so easily,
to uphold the lies we cling to,
that we in some way are superior,
when we are just as prone to failure,
as all humanity.
Compassion is our saving grace,
for in that understanding
we accept our own failings,
as we are in struggle like all of our kind,
Judgement without understandings
is an activity of ignorance,
foreshadowed by a delusion of superiority,
and it keeps us stagnant
within a closed perspective.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
Nature poetry release: coming soon