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Hypocrite
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Hypocrite

 

His critical eye hunts,
his ornery mouth feasts
on strange prey;
tattooed boys, pink-haired girls,
nose rings, studded tongues,
black children, Methodists,
Yankees, and hungry men
on street corners~
all sicken the man
who picks splinters
from other eyes.

But at some unsuspecting church
he passes the plate on Sunday,
quotes what little scripture he knows,
does favors for those who please him.
His barbed tongue
is smooth in daylight.

Boulders in his foolish eye
can sustain a bonfire.
If only he would
light the match.


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Submitted: Friday, June 13, 2003

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.


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