Poem: “Reaching Eyes”

Reaching Eyes

A hand reaches out, with eyes behind
and yet I may not glance, to avoid the dance
of charity not felt
for I am a judge
in motion
ever ready to drop my gavel
deciding who is true
or false
when in reality it is I who should be the first
defendant resplendent
in my pure white garb
will I look back
at the soul
I just ignored
or will my glance stay the course
which by force I pretend, will extend
my legacy
beyond myself
Never mind,
for tomorrow another hand will reach out,
and another set of eyes will search
my own
for a hint of humanity
without judgment,
and I will curse myself
for not taking
another route.

Gabriel Garnica

Gabriel Garnica has been an educator for over 30 years and a Catholic and conservative writer for over half that time. He is presently a columnist for RenewAmerica.us and FamilySecurityMatters.org and is proud and honored to bring his contributions to CatholicStand. Although he is both a licensed attorney and has a counseling degree, Gabriel is excited about his new career effort as a life and business coach. He shares his insights and perspectives on faith at Deus Solus and hopes to add a life coaching blog and website in the near future as well. Gabriel has a J.D. from New York University and a M.S. Ed. in counseling from Fordham University.