Such a Shame

We tend to think some people are destined to never change…
Assuming them to be bitter and hardhearted,
Therefore in our minds they will always be the same.

Blank faces often looking cold and callous…
Surely their hearts must be filled with nothing but resentment,
And all sorts of malice.

People for whom we feel nothing more than a sense of dread whenever they’re around…
People we find so emotionally draining,
We tend to see them as pulling us and everyone else down.

We shrug our shoulders and wage our heads…
As if to say, there is no hope,
They’d be better off dead.

And that my friend, is such a shame…
For where we see a cold and bitter person,
The Lord sees a heart tightly bound,
By endless years of secret pain!

Such a Shame

Martin Steinbrugger

Redlands, United States

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Artist's Description

This was inspired by an encounter I had the other day with an individual. For the past couple of years I had wrongly assumed this person to be just as I described, cold and callous. We had only one prior conversation until this individual approached me out of the blue and began to share the painful circumstances currently being dealt with, I quickly realized how wrong I had been.
I was deeply humbled by this experience as I listened and realized this individual had come to me of all people, looking for some comfort in the midst of a time of deep pain.

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