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Peter J. Oszmann

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  Judge me
by Peter J. Oszmann
Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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There may be a Power much greater than us all

Watching our fumbling progress through life's tortuous way,

Smiling when we think we "fly", watching when we fall,

Like parents watch naughty kids with mounting dismay.


So if Thou are out there - whoever Thou might be -

Remember I am, because you made me who I am.

Before you judge me, please accept this humble plea:

Hear me out, that's all I ask, before you condemn.


Judge me not for how I lived, nor the way I loved;

Judge me not for what I've done, or the way I missed.

Judge me not for why I stayed mostly un-beloved,

Or on account of the women I ever kissed.


Judge me not for hurts I caused, for the words I said,

For the way I sniggered, smiled, laughed or cried out loud,

Nor for the way I clowned around or remained sad;

Neither for being humble, nor for being proud.


Judge me not for weaknesses, why I was not smart,

Why instead of picking gold only dirt I shoved;

But judge me by the pain I carried in my heart

For the memory of all those I ever loved.


When all is said, all is done, let judgement commence.

Let me leave this earthly plane, let my journey end;

Let me quietly slip away, without pretence;

Without leaving behind a footprint in the sand.


Then with the slate erased, may lightning strike me hard

Between the shoulder blades, where my wings might have been;

Leaving the roots of wings ghastly black, burned and charred.

Upon my eyes may eternal darkness convene.


Then let my soul rise to reach bright eternal light,

Gently let it melt into the bosom of Thee,

- Allowing to shed, discard all its earthly blight -

To unite with the Dreamer who dreamt about me.



© P. J. Oszmann (2003)


Jew Be or Not Jew Be

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/31/2003
An amazing write. I like that last stanza the best.

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/28/2003
Outstanding, a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by J. Murphy 8/28/2003
Like Julie said, "the last line does justice to the whole work" and I would add that it ties up the beginning and end of the work and of life. This is a refreshing look at life and the tone of it is bold and wondering yet somehow respectfull. J.
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 8/27/2003
Interesting and thought-provoking piece, Peter. The last line does justice to the whole work.

Julie :)
Reviewed by Claywoman 8/27/2003
Peter, this is lovely and so full of life and love. Your poetry sings and your voice strong. I love your words!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/27/2003
WOW Peter!!!!
This is so extremely mystically inspiring...AWESOME WORK...I love it!

Books by
Peter J. Oszmann

Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

  1. unraveling
  2. Fading into the unknown
  3. Great King Phallus
  4. Presence
  5. In Loving Memory
  6. Breathe A New Love In Me
  7. You're Not Alone
  8. Reincarnation
  9. I Wish I Knew
  10. digesting newness
  11. Drawbacks
  12. Blood-Kin Beachcombing
  13. An Old Man Ponders
  14. See Me
  15. an aging man still searching...
  16. When the Devil Bites an Angel...
  17. So, What?
  18. Missed By No One
  19. spring times 3
  20. I'm Thankful For

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