The Dangers of Self-Congratulation

In all the world and every time,
We humans think we know it all;
Our self-congratulation’s great,
And thoughts “we might be wrong”, are small

And so we celebrate with joy
The progress that we think we’ve made,
And walk unfeeling past the lost
The beaten and the still afraid

Advice I’d give: to not be so.
Advice I have not as yet taken
As my eyes still are on my road
My confidence in me, unshaken

But does my “truth detector” work?
Is my attention that unswerving?
Or are my actions merely those
Of someone drunk
On words
Self-serving?

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