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Unexpected Mirror

I looked at those around me,
Thought to see them clearer,
It began to astound me;
What I saw was a mirror.

The self-based, fear-based attitude
That made them miss the goal,
Seen with reluctant gratitude,
Was found, too, in my soul.

The bent to criticism
I hold in such disfavor,
Disguised in witticism,
My speech was found to flavor.

I look at those around me;
I find life a whole lot clearer.
As teachers they astound me,
Like looking in a mirror.

There’s a Teacher who’s far greater,
Taking what comes to light,
The loving, kind Creator,
Bringing love and growth, new sight.

©12/07/2010 Carol Morfitt
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