How Quick We are to Judge

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How Quick We are to Judge

Poem by: Ava Rosien

Genre: Poetry

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Poem by: Ava Rosien

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Society today is quick to judge. Perhaps we should take time to know someone first.

Summary

Society today is quick to judge. Perhaps we should take time to know someone first.

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Submitted: September 30, 2012

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Submitted: September 30, 2012

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How Quick We Are to Judge

I once met a old woman;

thought by many people to be mad.

She mumbled to herself;

and with expression oh so sad.

She raised her hands into the air;

odd gesture to be sure;

Others passed said; ‘mental illness’;

for her there is no cure.

Some stepped aside when she passed;

afraid she might rub off;

Others simply stared at her;

and with harsh words did scoff.

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She sat beside me on a bench;

never once glanced at me;

as if I wasn’t there;

alone: content she was to be.

My curiosity profound; I strained

to hear what she was saying.

Thinking she would speak nonsense;

I heard instead; her praying!

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Whispered words to God above;

she raised her hands to Him;

and spoke a simple prayer ;

but sounded like well written Hymn.

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We misjudge those we don'tknow;

and think of them instead;

with unkind thoughts and labels;

they are the walking dead.

Why bother with them at all;

would we bother to know a fly?

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They're unstable,

in our perfect world we pass them by;

never taking time to know them.

My question is simply why?

The prayer she offered was not for herself;

nor for anyone she knew;

askingfor compassion and forgiveness;

for ones like me and you.


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