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the Blindfold
by Robert F Martin

Monday, April 03, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is really meant as a kind of wake-up call to the reader. We are too often wrapped up in our own world, such that we end up doing what we think is best for others, while being completely unaware of the possibly devastating consequences.

We all walk around
wrapped up
in our own little
world of Delusion
thinking we know whats best for others
when we don't even know
whats best for ourselves

the televangelist claims
that if you aren't a Christian
no matter how much you
Love God
live your life
you will never go to Heaven
are doomed to Hell

the mother who thinks
she's doing whats right
withholds money she owes her son
causing him to overdraw
his account
when he takes a friend
out to lunch

a father cusses out
his son
for a minor mistake
unable to see
that he is working himself
to the bone
trying to get his life
back together

We all walk around
wrapped up
in our own little
world of delusion
unable to see
the effects our actions
really have
maybe Jesus was right
when he said:
"Do not try to pluck
the mote
from your neighbor's eye
before removing
the log
from your own."

Quuote from Jesus the Christ is paraphrased from memory, and not taken from any specific translation.
©2006 Robert Martin 

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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 4/4/2006
Very good. It says a lot about the old saying 'we always hurt the ones we love'. Sadly enough, it's often true. We really don't know what's best for someone else.
Reviewed by Only A Poet 4/3/2006
i hardly know what to do with me, i try to be a friend but will leave their life decisions to others. good advice.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/3/2006
Although I must mildly disagree that we *all* do this, I must otherwise agree and acclaim your apropos write. If we all attended to our own problems and tried to help and/or be there for others, it would certainly be a different world. Alas and alack, 'twill never happen!! Well written!! Peace.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/3/2006
You are right, and you have expressed it in an excellent way.
Birgit and Roger
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