Egal Bohen

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Examinations Of Our Minds - Poem by Egal Bohen

To those of us who judge unknowingly, or by deliberation I say this
That when, in judging others, we ourselves should exercise
Synchronous similar examinations, of our own minds
That we miss not those faults we own, and yet ignore
When serpent like we hiss, transfixed outside the others door
Obsessed, enabling words formed deep in the abyss
To travel from our minds so blind, to scornful lips
Words born of arrogance, part of ourselves we do not see
Insidious, they lie in us, the same as that we mock in he
Those faults of others that of which we all do moan
Forgetful all the time, of those immortal words
Let him who has no sin, cast first the stone

Comments about Examinations Of Our Minds by Egal Bohen

  • Egal Bohen (11/10/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    Thank you Ernestine. My commas, Linda, some have gone, I must admit it reads OK without, just doesn't seem so long!
    Thanks to both of you for your comments.

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  • Ernestine Northover (11/10/2005 1:19:00 PM)

    Now that is a clever one Egal, I enjoyed reading this very much, it certainly teaches us a few things which we should remember. Sincerely Ernestine (Report)Reply

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  • Linda Hepner (11/9/2005 10:30:00 PM)

    An interesting poem, Egal, approaching monumental. You could lose the commas though; let the words flow. The sentiments come over well and I like the serpents line.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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