Hypercriticism

dog and mouse

Never a kind word
we quickly point out
the faults of others
and cover our own mirrors.

Wounds from words can
last a life time.
Better to cut out your
tongue than forever
crush the spirit of another.

Speak only of the virtues
of another for we all know
our failures. Refrain from
nit-picking, finding
unjustified fault in all.

Let only honey cover
your words or forever
silent be.

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8 Responses to Hypercriticism

  1. Pingback: Hipercriticismo | Fonte de Inspiração

  2. Easter Ellen says:

    This is so very true! I wanted to say thank you so much for reblogging my post the other day “You and We”.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Easter

    Like

  3. Pam says:

    If only we would heed these precious words.

    Like

  4. kelbylyn says:

    Reblogged this on kelbylyn and commented:
    Bittersweet truth of life, love this.

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