Outside This Realm

Hopefully it won’t take a lifetime to learn that who we are is enough and all we have is privilege, undeserved. Until we see, not from within the confines of our own eye, but from a reality apart from this three dimensional world that everyone else is enough too, there will never be resolve. If I was blind I would not see your skin. If I were deaf I would not hear your hate or love or indifference. But this too would not quell, but inflame the senses that remain.
The more I am truly given,
The more I see
That it is all a gift;
If I have not what you have
If I am who you are not
What spurs this emotion
That counts me or you the better?
Hopefully, not a lifetime, for after death it is too late realized.
Thorns on a dead rose will still draw blood

 

dVersepoetrypub.com prompt is privilege, which to me implies prejudice. It lies within all of us, masked often by another word, preference.  I don’t know What kind of poem this is. It is free verse. It just is what I was thinking. Try not to be prejudiced.

 

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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13 Responses to Outside This Realm

  1. Gina says:

    conditioned from an early age to sort and assemble differences and similarities but not taught of its significance in life, your words are thought provoking Mary

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  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Your last line packs a punch – those thorns do indeed linger. Attitudes are difficult to change.

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  3. rivrvlogr says:

    “Thorns on a dead rose will still draw blood” — There is much truth to this. But while damage cannot be undone, change for the better is always welcome.

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  4. hannamccown says:

    The more I am truly given,
    The more I see
    That it is all a gift;
    I love this. This poem and the message. Thanks again Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Oh yes.. prejudice and privilege goes hand in hand… maybe facing your privileges will lead you to also see your prejudices… I have had to do this a few times and it always takes an effort.

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  6. Grace says:

    Sometimes it is hard to see, what others are seeing or believing. But I pray for compassion and that gift to see beyond me. You hit a nerve here Mary.

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  7. It is good to wake up these nerves of ours, though painful they may be. To want to be on the other side of it is hope!

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