You toss a finger there and throw a word here
Your eyes are swift to cast a glaring glare
But when the table turns
And life gives to you the same fate
You are then buried under self-imposed shame
Why quick to judge when you know not the start
Or the rigours the mind had been through
And the pressure undauntedly being pressed
Do not seem to put you in a sober stance
Until the table turns and you know not what to do
Before you go about with nauseous rumours
And pierce a soul with spiking words
Think before you talk, lay no claims than you know
For what you think could not be
Or feel is a piece of bread to take
Could be a hard stone to swallow, when the table turns
When you see a fallen brother or a dejected sister
A word of prayer, some moment of reflection
Would save a lot of trouble for the wounded one
And give you some experiences to learn
So when the table turns, you are for the better
For the lessons learnt and the good shown
WHEN THE TABLE TURNS
How do you feel when you’ve gone through some unpleasant situation and the responses you got were quite negative (that’s not the exact word I want to use but I hope you get it🤔) to what you felt or faced? It could be painful, largely because e you were either misunderstood or the conditions you faced weren’t put into consideration.
Well, this is not to say you should justify a wrong act, if that’s the case, or accept every outcome of a situation but it’s much more better to think of yourself as being in the same shoes as the culprit. I’ve heard someone say ‘you have no right to judge someone if you’ve never been in their shoes’.
Do you agree to that? Do you think applying this saying would help you make the right judgement and respond to the victim or culprit in the best possible way? Would it help to effectively correct the wrong, heal the hurt and share in the pain if we all thought ourselves in the same shoes and considered the conditions leading to the outcome? Or are you of the opinion that it doesn’t matter. A wrong is a wrong and should be treated as such without any therapeutic approach or helping effect. Have you also been in a situation where you thought of you being the victim and you were able to make a right judgement which led to beneficial result? I’d like to know your views. It could help someone out there.
Please state your answers in the comment box. I’d like to know what you think.
‘When the Table Turns’ is a poem I wrote three years ago, precisely on the 30th of April, 2016 (thanks to note taking😀) and so it’s 3rd anniversary would be the 30th of this month but I guess it couldn’t wait till then to speak😊.
Anyways, I remember everything about that day; the cloth I wore, where I was sitting and what inspired me to write it. It actually came impromptu. (If you’re interested in the story behind the poem, you can kindly indicate in the comment box)
Feel free to share too. Gracias
WHEN THE TABLE TURNS