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Below is the poem entitled Hypocrisy which was written by poet Nigel Fawcett. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Smart within your Sunday best
You stand before your sisters and brethren
Deploring sin
Denouncing science
The eyes of three generations hold you
One pair of eyes sees a pious man
One pair of eyes sees a lover
One pair of eyes sees a secret father
One pair of eyes is too weak to see
Six pairs of eyes have been sold a lie
And the sea of eyes in the shadows beyond
Choose to see nothing

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  1. Date: 12/26/2008 2:19:00 PM
    Well said, Nigel. I know a woman who went to a new church and a member said negatve remarks about her mentally challenged adult daughter becoming a member. Don' t people realize God sees in our hearts? This goes to my faves. Love Robin

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 4:07:00 AM
    Perfectly stated. There is not much I loathe more than hypocrites and lairs, excellently done. very powerful. love Kristin

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 12:48:00 PM
    Wow..Nigel...this was powerful! I have seen someone like this, and they can't see past their own ego. You put it into such a strong statement. God Bless...Carrie

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 9:55:00 AM
    Well done I to was drawn to your title much to read in this short strong write! Someone upset you clearly! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2008 9:36:00 AM
    The deepness here is something to contemplate. I love the title, which is what drew me in, to begin with. It can leave lasting scars, these memories of the past. Unfortunate that people pretend sometimes to be something they just are not. Belef that is true, can be a wonderful thing, but to teach something one doesn't live themselves, is a travesty. Love your friend, who is still rereading this, Christie