Plank

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” / Matthew 7:3-5

Plank
There’s a plank in my eye
That leaves me fatally blind
To the shortcomings of my own mind.
I was with judgment and I cast the first stone
When my soul was still bent and I had left home.

There’s a plank in my eye
That reduces me to a kind
Unaware of the treasures left behind.
I cast my own nets and I found nothing but weed,
Suffering in debts and left empty, in need.

There’s a plank in my eye
That leaves me unable to testify
Of the miraculous that I walk by.
I was with ignorance and cast the shadow
On friends in sickness and guarded my Jericho.

There was a plank in my eye,
And the scar I occasionally find
Across my face I try to hide.
I’m in the wrong and I’m no longer casting
Where there is no Song and nothing that is lasting.

There was a plank in my eye,
But now You lift me up, You Most High,
On Your shoulders above the sky.
There is only You and Your creation in adoration,
What the Son came to and Your lasting Nation.

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