A Wrinkle in My Humble Pie


Proverbs 11:2
New Living Translation (NLT)

2 Pride leads to disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.

Wrinkles in Life

I mean, it’s just a little crease
It hardly even shows
It hasn’t been around too long
I just saw it moments ago

I was merely having breakfast
Then came in here to brush my teeth
When I noticed it in the mirror
In the corner of my mouth or maybe just beneath

You see I didn’t have my glasses on
And my hearing aids were out
So I could hardly see the darn thing
Or hear what my wife was shouting so about

Then as she walked into the room with me
She started cackling like a hen
And I just stood there mystified
Wondering if she had been sipping on some gin

Well, she finally had me find my glasses
And put my hearing aids on
Then she pointed to the mirror
And with a giggle she was gone

Then I turned and took a good look
At what I thought was just a wrinkle
And it turns out I wasn’t eating oatmeal
But the grandbaby’s pablum with multi-colored sprinkles

“Marge!” I screamed at the top of my lungs
My indignation soaring high
But it only made her laugh again
Until the baby began to cry

See what you’ve done, you silly man
You and your stubbornness
If you had only put your glasses on
Your face would not be such a mess

Well, I looked at myself in the mirror
And I was a sight I must concede
But it’s these little wrinkles in our everyday lives
That give us the humility that we need

©2018 by William Pierce


Help us to take a long, deep look at ourselves and recognize our shortcomings. Then may we turn to You and be changed. Thank You, Lord!



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