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Nothing to Hide

People who live in glass houses have nothing to hide. It’s a profound thought, and leads me to ponder what the state of the world might be if we all lived our lives in such a way as to not have anything to hide. Unfortunately, the truth has been shoved aside, and the walls between us have gone higher, as deception and greed have converged to form a dog-eat-dog world wherein we trust no one. There is a better way, but fewer and fewer people seem to be interested in it these days.

trust and truth 

 
 
 
 
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Nothing to Hide

beach (2) quoteIt seems to me if we could live our lives in such a way as to not have anything to hide it would make this world a better place. Unfortunately, the truth has been shoved aside, and the walls have gone higher, as deception and greed have converged to form a dog-eat-dog world wherein we trust no one. There is a better way, but fewer and fewer people seem to be interested in it these days.

Nothing to Hide

The sum of my mistakes and errors

     number more than my days

I’ve rumbled through life

     like a train off its tracks

A swath of destruction in my wake

     resembling a well-logged mountain

Not because I set out to do harm

     but because I didn’t care if I did

It was all about me

 

At some point, I began to change

I can’t claim the bad stuff has stopped completely

     but the screaming and cursing from behind me

          is less audible… and less often

 

There’s a remodel going on inside me

     and it’s starting to show on the outside too

My countenance is no longer twisted

     by hate and an angry scowl

And more often than not

     a smile is where the frown used to be

 

I didn’t request the new design

     and I had no part in the plans

Seems they were made some years ago

     and kept ready for this time

A time when I’ve slowed down long enough

     for the builder to start knocking down the walls

 

He’s fond of windows

Says when folks can see Him inside me

  they see the good person I can one day become

Laughing, he says,

“People who live in glass houses have nothing to hide”

 

I’m not totally sure what His plans entail

     but I was extremely tired of the way things were

Besides, it feels good—kind of peaceful

     to sit back, rest, and watch Him work

 

He says all I need to do is pay attention

     Focus, is the word He likes to use

Says maybe I can help Him

     on some projects down the road

 

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