Vijaiya Ramkissoon

First Look Within

The deeds of others
I most often criticise,
I judge, I accuse
And so many i despise..

I havent taken the time
To mend my ways
Yet i am intent on
Receving undeserving praise..

I look with disgust
At the words of my brother,
Ignorant to the fact
That today, i cursed another.

I point my finger
Always laying blame
Then i find faults in others
When they do the same..

I must use a moment
For self examination
And before i judge,
Think about my every action..

I must live within His Laws
Striving to do right,
And never allow others' wrongdoings
In my sight.........

For if there is to be change,
It must start with Me....
I must live that change
i wish to see.........

Bless! !

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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  • Chitra - (8/24/2008 3:10:00 AM)

    a poetry with profound thought! so much to learn from these lines here

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (7/17/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    the deed when introspective
    the inner soul opens its vioce
    as it whispers to turn to the right
    yet put a smile to the accused even with blemishes...............wonderful swaying of life by the imagery when lucid and ingenious, well penned,10+, thanks for sharing

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  • Kyle Shield Laster (7/15/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    this convicted me.
    i'm not always an angel.
    rightly written.

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