Take A Look At Yourself

Another poem. I hope you like it. Just some things I had been thinking about and decided to put them down.

Before you unleash

Your threats and invectives

Your taunts and snide remarks

Your insults and character slices

Before you point

At my failings and deficiencies

At my values and opinions

At my idiosyncrasies and habits

Before you rail

About my choices and comments

About my abilities or lack thereof

About my current situation or anything about me—

Turn around.

Take a look in the mirror.

Search your mind, soul and psyche.

Focus on your own imperfections, cracks and vulnerabilities.

My faults, shortcomings and flaws belong to me.

They are for me to work on, not for you to criticize.

Far too much time is spent tearing people down.

For once, lift them up.

Written about a recent situation I have had to deal with…

28 Replies to “Take A Look At Yourself”

  1. It always comes down to the man in the mirror. If we’d worry more about him than everyone else, and stop blaming, shaming, and competing, what a better world we would all live in. Thanks for a great reminder, T Wayne 🙂

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      1. Well I don’t know what you are waiting for man!!!!..I know the last one I wrote was hard and the last few days or week high anxiety so not able to write much at this time ..Hope it changes lol…
        I hope to hear more poems or just your thoughts on here more often my dear one.. : )
        Amen hun we so need to life each other up all of the time ..It is easy to do so much easier than fighting and pointing fingers about someone else life ..when there life is so perfect then come talk to me …
        Hugggs my dear one

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      2. Thanks Suzette! As I go forward, I expect there will be some more poetry and thoughts as well…and I hope you can get back to writing too! You were missed!

        Take care, dear!

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      3. Aw yes I see you writing more my friend I really look forward to it too…
        Yeah me too…I have half written poems going lol…
        Thank you so much for such kind words I appreciate it very much so..; )
        I will due do do my best to take care as you do due do the same my friend

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  2. Hey, how did I miss this. I am so proud of you my friend. I KNEW you had it in you and I KNOW there are many more where that came from. I hope it made you feel better to get these words out and look what great support you have! Well done T. 🌻🌻🌻

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    1. Thank you so much Chevvy! You seeing this in me and inviting the challenge started the ball rolling…so any support I get started with you. I’m glad you liked it, the response makes me believe a little more that I can do these. Thanks.


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