Ray Lucero

“great Souls Live In Crooked Bodies” - Poem by Ray Lucero

Judge not, measure not,
The greatness of a soul;

By how one looks outside
By how one speaks or acts
By home where they reside
Instead observe how you react

Should you feel shame for them
or pity should arise,
It’s that your mind is closed,
Heart wearing a disguise

Crooked faces, crooked smiles
Fool those like you and me
Crooked limbs on crooked forms
Create ill will, poorly we then see

We must offer love to one another,
For that crooked man you scorn
As God would have it is your brother
Heaven-Sent and Earth-Born

Comments about “great Souls Live In Crooked Bodies” by Ray Lucero

  • Rookie - 60 Points Elena Tsonkova (8/30/2015 7:01:00 PM)

    Touching indeed. Reminds me of a quote I've read recently. It goes: One doesn't have to gain respect. Respect is due to everyone. It's another thing whether or not we manage to keep to it. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,012 Points Godfrey Morris (5/22/2015 7:10:00 PM)

    Most beautiful such a profound message. Thanks for this one. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,139 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (5/22/2015 11:20:00 AM)

    Nothing in life is crooked
    Save our attitudes and sights
    Which maketh our minds wicked
    And causes jealousy and fights.......

    One may have a perfect body but a crooked well hidden brain which can cause all the problems that the world is presently suffering from. A great poem by Ray. Sir, I invite you to my page too for your valuable comments. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,689 Points Herbert Guitang (5/22/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    Thank you for your wonderful sharing of poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,689 Points Herbert Guitang (5/22/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    We must offer love to one another, . Line to be remembered (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 46,883 Points Edward Kofi Louis (5/22/2015 8:48:00 AM)

    Judge not. Thanks for sharing this work with us. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,806 Points Savita Tyagi (5/22/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful expression of compassion. We need to love one another with out any reservations. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,323 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (5/22/2015 7:39:00 AM)

    Very powerful and beautiful...
    Please read my poems and leave a comment
    Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 577 Points Niamat Ali Murtazai (5/22/2015 7:04:00 AM)

    We must offer love to one another...........................a very good idea to be followed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Giedrius Koncius (5/22/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    inspiring to not ashamed by your outside and to be proud with your wealthy inner worls. thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,399 Points Kate Lechoe (5/22/2015 3:41:00 AM)

    Very true. We should not be deceived by outside looks. The real person is inside. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 786 Points Patti Masterman (2/1/2009 3:54:00 PM)

    ''Tis true my form is something odd,
    but blaming me is blaming god.
    Could I create myself anew,
    I would not fail in pleasing you.

    Was I so tall, could reach the pole,
    or grasp the ocean with a span;
    I would be measured by the soul.
    The mind's the standard of the man.'

    -poem often quoted by Joseph Carey Merrick (the Elephant Man)
    written by Isaac Watts (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points comatose (10/17/2007 9:09:00 AM)

    another great stuff from u, nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lucianne Fasolo (10/9/2007 10:20:00 AM)

    Awesome poem, Ray -as always! : D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moya Levy (4/6/2006 12:27:00 PM)

    Very true Ray, all too easy to make a quick judgement. Moyax (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Patricia Gale (4/1/2006 8:36:00 AM)

    Reminds me of the saying, never judge a book by it's cover. Great write Ray.

    Patricia Gale (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Charles M Moore (3/26/2006 7:15:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, we should all be aware of visual prejudices. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 17, 2008

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