To dig for flaws and ever criticize,
Points surely to a mote in one's own eyes.
A broken fence, not the pretty rose behind,
Hogs the thought of the mean and unkind.
To jeer at others' physical defects,
An ignoble, hapless spirit reflects
Consider not the limp, the obesity -
A rude heart is more in need of pity!
Contempt, arrogance, looking down the nose
At those less fortunate, simply expose
A base, miserly character. So friends,
Let us veer with care around life's bends
Aiming to rise above our mediocrity
Live, and let others live, with dignity