A Closed Perspective

A Closed Perspective
A Closed Perspective

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

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “A Closed Perspective

  • May 22, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    To ignore the self, whether in good or faulty, judgement or love, is detrimental to spiritual growth. This is a great verse, Tony – a good life lesson. Enjoyed it very much.

  • May 22, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    This is great Tony, and the reason I say that is not just the poetic flow, but that its truth latches on to that place where we can all strive to be better. If it makes your reader slightly uncomfortable, then you have hit the nerve. We all judge, whether we are willing to admit it or not–but we simply shouldn’t, and knowing that with a full and open heart, is a start to self-betterment through compassion. We are none of us without flaw. Excellent.


  • May 23, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    Glad you appreciated it Mel, we do all forget and get carried away with judgement. It can certainly cause us problems and keep us bound by our shortsightedness. Take care my friend

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