Before you capture
words as they slip
From weary lips

Before you surmise
The story you hear
In your dull ear

Before you justify
With fettered senses
Your splintered fences

Look me in the eye
Before you judge
Let me help wipe your smudge Quadrille Monday. I am on a break, but I peeked and couldn’t resist. The word is smudge and this was fun.

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 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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19 Responses to Spots

  1. This reminds me of Matthew 7:3-5 about removing the plank from your own eye before picking the speck out of another’s. Great write!

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  2. Great poem Mary. I especially like the closing line.

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    An excellent poem Mary! So many excuses and so little truth. Love the splintered fences!


  4. msjadeli says:

    Cleverly constructed and the message is very clear. I’m glad you decided to take a peek and have some fun, Mary 🙂

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  5. Ingrid says:

    ‘Look me in the eye
    Before you judge
    Let me help wipe your smudge’

    🙂 We could prevent a lot of conflicts in this way.

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  6. Truedessa says:

    Look me in the eye
    before you judge

    We all have our broken fences…

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  7. Look me in the eye
    Before you judge

    YES!! I wish everyone would do this, Mary


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  8. Mish says:

    Removing that layer of judgement can open up new worlds. Nicely rendered. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Alas it’s easier to judge others than yourself.

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