Playing the Fool

Trying to keep my mouth shut

As fools parade around me.

Are they stupid, or

Am I just too proud?

Could it be the log in my own eye

That has to go first,

Before I take the speck

Out of my brother or sister’s?

Perhaps, it is just me,

With blocked and swollen vision,

Struggling to make my way

Through this fallen world,

Seeing ghosts and goblins

Where there are none.

Yes, I am in need of healing,

Perhaps more than any.

I will think twice

Before playing the fool.

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

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