Saturday, November 8, 2014

Let Me Live with Gentle Eyes

PAD challenge day 8:For today’s prompt, write a blind poem. 

I should not like to go through life
With eyes wide open, blind
Too focused on my toil and strife
To keep others in mind

I should not like to say when asked,
Oh, pray hold me excuse
While others bend to do the task
That ‘someone needs to do’

As season into season rolls
As time and choice enmesh
Oh, may my life be more than goals
To satisfy my flesh

Then, let me live with gentle eyes
Seeing another’s need
And not be blinded by a prize
Of lies to feed my greed

For then I would be blind in spite
Of eyes open full-wide
I should not like to go through life
A victim of my pride

God, help, lest I deceive my mind
And miss what I should see
Lest I live blinder than the blind
Because I lived for me

© Janet Martin

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’ Matt.25:34-39

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