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And Yet They Judge

There are those who have fallen
in the eyes of this world,
one’s “sins” more damaging than the next.
“Skeletons from closets”
so ruthlessly hurled
and so many people are left vexed.

Now I do not condone
all that comes to light
whether by papers, radio or TV.
But what if it was YOU
whose “sins were in sight,
are there things you’d want others to see ?

The world does these things
and yet they judge,
from the arm of a pointed finger stare they.
But they conveniently hide
their “filthy sludge”,
and yet in His court they’ll have their day.


                   I wrote this in response to a prodding that wouldn’t leave me alone. 
Thinking on some people who walk in the limelight or of a high public profile, I started to be 
perplexed about our willingness to BROADCAST the latest Hollywood gossip or the latest
political “fall from grace”. I am in no way condoning unwarranted behaviors and these are 
times that call for the appropriate action to be taken no matter who the offenders are. I’m 
just saying shame on those who are so willing to point fingers and yet do or would do some of 
the very same things if they could.                  Lightwalker

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:58:00 AM
    I like this write.unfortunately i know all to well how people can judge.

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:51:00 AM
    I just saw your comment to PD.missed you alot.welcome back with a big hug.cant wait to here from you.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Good morning, I wonder if you ever visit the soup....xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 7:49:00 AM
    a good write, I like the concept of this one, don't judge others, try on their shoes for size and see how it feels.. Douglas,, wow you have lots of poems on here... I will check out a few more.. your friend,..skat~~ aka p.d.

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 6:43:00 AM
    Douglas, a tight write' (Lin~Ra)

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 6:11:00 PM
    Douglas, I read your poem, I understand your meaning here, and I agree. I also kind of think we will be our own judges as we take our leave from this life and see the life we lead flash before us. Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 11:04:00 AM
    Lightwalker, we should all be careful to avoid the prodding and gossip. Let God be our only judge. Have missed you and am preparing to relocate -- at least temporarily -- to NJ as my sister and her husband are both ill. Much love to you always, dear friend. Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 1:07:00 PM
    Am leaving for Italy on Friday morning from New York City.. will be away until after Labor Day however will be able to Soup also.. during this time... maybe we can talk before I leave luv..

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 1:06:00 PM
    So wonderful to see u here Douglas ... and finger pointing goes on everywhere it seems as people relish in someones disdain in the public eye when it should be a private matter only... but it happens in all walks of life and people are unkind.. judging is only left for God to do ..no man or woman... no one has the power or the right to bad mouth another or spread lies or untruths no fulling knowing anything personally from the person.. good advice in your lines my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 10:06:00 AM
    What wonderful poetry I am reading today and so diverse. I have not read a bad poem yet today. I am enjoying reading each and everyone from old poets and new poets alike. Lots of amazing contest entries also. Thank you for sharing yours with us today Douglas. Love, Carol