The Eye of Mediocrity


The Eye of Mediocrity

This is an oil painting I did tonight as a form of self expression. It’s the first painting I have done in close to 10 years, It felt healing to be painting again.

The Eye of Mediocrity

The eye of
Mediocrity is
The eye of
Self doubt
Self hate and
Self deprecation—
The deep
Buried
Pain of
Never being
Good enough of
Falling from
The Eye of Mediocrity
Confidence like
Falling from
Grace like
Fighting
The good fight
Without ever
Feeling
Graceful
Enough to
Feel good
Enough to
Feel accomplished in
Successes where
Heart and
Person were
Given in
Every
Venture in
Every
Ability of
Being there to
Serve
Express
Communicate and
Show
The eyes of
The soul

My eyes
Break into
Tears at
The feeling of
Mediocrity
Wishing I
Was good enough
Better
Accomplished and
Given
Recognition at
Something or
Noticed for
Anything—
Anything without
Mere
False praise

Oh, how I quiver at
The sound!

The eye of
Mediocrity is
Me in
My lowest
Thoughts and
The tears—
The tears are
A gathering of
Painful emotion
When I
Look in
The mirror and
See myself as
Just a mere
Mediocre
Person
Who has
Accomplished so
Little in
All I
Have set
Out to
Do…

Oh, how I quiver at
The sight.

And even so
I know
Behind
This eye of
Mediocre
Lies is
The truth…

I am
Accomplished in
Light and
Love and
I have
Achieved so
Much…

I am worthy of
Praise—
My praise…

This is
The Eye of Truth.

I am
A success.
CL Feb 2013

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