Does it hurt yet?

Is it hurting you
That your neighbor is gay?
That your brother kneels
Before a different god to pray?

Is it hurting you
That his voice is different?
Or that her skin
Is a different pigment?

Is it hurting you
The way you think?
The way you never hesitate?
The way you never blink?

So quick to judge everyone
but you,
But your mirrors they laugh
When they look at you.

Is it hurting you
To be so assuming?
To pick at things,
Naming wrongdoings?

Is it hurting you yet
To hold this grudge?
To be so angry?
To only judge?

Is it hurting you now
That people are dying?
That some won’t stop lying?
While others keep trying…

Is it hurting you?
To look down on people’s choices?
To cover your ears
And smother the voices?

Is it hurting you?
To think that you’re better??
To be so alone???
Instead of together????



8 Replies to “Does it hurt yet?”

  1. Yes, if I am quick to judge others and hold differences as liabilities instead of assets, it is hurting me. Yes, if I pick at things, hold grudges, and express anger, it is hurting me. Yes, if I am callous to other’s pain and look down on other people’s choices, and smother their voices, it is hurting me. Such isolation instead of togetherness is hell on earth! Lord, help me to be compassionate, inclusive, and loving … toward everyone! Thank you for your thought-provoking poetry! ❤

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  2. OMG My Dear!! This is such an awesome and powerful piece ! Loved the way you kept driving and driving the message home over and over again!!!! I am so thrilled to be able to share this with followers!! This is such a blessing for the world!!! Bellissimo, simply, Bellissimo!

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