Poetry Corner

Backstabber 2

By: Lewis E. Thomas

Have you ever been around someone who is always cutting others to shreds?
Do their words still ring in your mind as you lie at night on your bed?

 

They tell you about all the faults of someone else!
But never once mention the faults of their self!

 

They have a great beam in their eye and cannot see their own evil ways!
They "live" to gripe and complain all of their days!

 

They love to dig up old dirt on someone from the past!
But if you ask them about "their own dirt" they sit back bewildered and aghast!

 

They consider themselves Saints, perfect in every way!
Look out! if you offend them or get in their way!

 

They are above having to apologize to any mortal woman or man!
In their "own eyes" they look "really grand!"

 

They can make you want to "jump" up and run out the door!
When their gossip burns your ears so bad you can stand it no more!

 

They are always complaining about how relatives seldom come around!
But the relatives are trying to keep their heads above the gossip so they won't drown!

 

Think what would happen if they prayed for all those they are stabbing in the back!
But "CHARITY" is a virtue they severely lack!

 

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"Be careful with who you share your weaknesses and deepest thoughts. Some people are

eagerly awaiting for the opportunity to use them against you." ~ Unknown

 

“He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who

flatters with his lips.” (Proverbs 20:19)