poet Brian Dorn

Brian Dorn

Reflection

Who are you to cast these stones
As if your transgressions were unknown

So, this is what my speck has triggered
Your plank has left you so disfigured

What do you gain by judging me
Just whose reflection do you see

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Poem Edited: Sunday, May 14, 2006

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/25/2019 1:16:00 AM)

    What do you gain by judging me
    Just whose reflection do you see

    excellent expression 10+++++++++

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  • Gisela Ireland (4/19/2009 6:00:00 PM)

    Love it. You have a lovely way with words. I aspire to cultivate similar skill.

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  • Lisa Wilkinson (3/1/2007 6:29:00 AM)

    Well done, Brian. Sorry for the delay in getting on here, but I told you I would eventually. I have block at the moment but hope to write very soon, will let you know. I have a poem which reminds me of this poem its called By Being you.0x0

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  • Robert Howard (2/22/2007 9:54:00 AM)

    Outstanding analysis, Brian. So many self appointed arbiters of good sit in the pews each weekend with their chins touching the ceiling joists. If they were to really read the passages in John and Matthew that you alluded to they would rip the subversive pages from their books.

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  • Ruby Root (9/15/2006 2:02:00 PM)

    Hi Brian, Everyone judges Brian, It's sad. It would be a great world if people accepted people for who they are but it's not like that. Everyone is competitive and it can be cruel. Excellent poem. Great message.

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  • Aisha Sherazi (9/10/2006 9:59:00 PM)

    I could feel the tension in this one Brian, it helps to get it out, doesn't it? I especially liked the last part, isn't that called projection in pschyo babble? :) Peace, Aisha

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  • Mary Naylor (8/31/2006 8:57:00 PM)

    I thought this was a powerful poem! Also, it's well-crafted and well-written.

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  • S. Burns (7/11/2006 5:50:00 PM)

    Thanks for your comment on my poem False Identity.
    Having received your praise I had to check out some of your poetry, so read 3.
    I will read more later.
    My favorite so far was the one about the gutter bum, COULD BE. It rang so true to our common human reactions, then twisted with ascent to a different view, without becoming maudlin.
    I like your brevity & the cadence of your poetry and your sensitivity.
    I selected REFLECTION to read because I am a great believer in the 'reflective principle.'
    I often write poems in the second person, but then usually change them, because of the reflective principle, to the first person. For fun & interest I did the same with this poem and it worked out great! But I won't plagarize it.
    Thanks for your comment, especially because it brought me to your poetry.

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  • Lesa K (6/30/2006 11:27:00 AM)

    Very well written, Brian. There are times when I find in anger, people often accuse others of true relections of the transgressions they themselves are responsible for...

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  • Ivy Schex (6/22/2006 5:40:00 PM)

    Wow! Quite profound. I wonder just what gave you the inspiration for that... just kidding. Great job.

    Ivy

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  • Jessy Liz (6/9/2006 1:37:00 AM)

    Well done, Brian! ! ! !

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  • Emma Johnson (5/18/2006 4:44:00 AM)

    A beautiful and terse reflection of a Biblical theme. Susie.

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  • Esther Leclerc (5/13/2006 12:14:00 PM)

    Fantastic, effective use of the Biblical teachings, Brian! I like this a lot. Thank you.

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  • Graham Jones (3/30/2006 8:06:00 PM)

    Short but has plenty of impact.

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  • Patricia Gale (3/30/2006 8:04:00 PM)

    Use of words, awesome.A true reflection

    Patricia

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