We lie within a society where we are prematurely judged by superficial means. Also, my very first volume of poetry available on lulu.com is entitled The Judging of dreams.

Some people are judged by the deeds
That they have done, some refer to this
As a universal law called karma

While the Egyptians believed a man's
Salvation or damnation relied solely
On the weighing of one's heart against
The goddess Maat's feather of truth

In Christianity, a mortals eternal judgment
May be administered upon his soul by
An all powerful God deciding whether
He shall pass through the gates of heaven
Or the fiery abyss of hell

Society assigns individuals
Their status based on money
Or occupation, while the magazines seem
To be saying it is your physical attributes
That we are to be admired or shunned for

So many ways to be held accountable
For our mistakes or our success is their not?


What if we were judged by our faith and dreams?

Not everyone possesses the means
To unlimited finances or striking features
All though we can imagine
Because hope still abounds

Some will fantasize over wealth
And the luxury it entails
While others long for popularity
Or erotic sexual desires

I wish for the cessation of world hunger
And the spreading of peace and human awareness
Despite not having all the sufficient means
To make this a thorough reality

Nonetheless, it is my dream
So, how will I be judged?

Submitted: July 11, 2008

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Aislin Kane

Oh, I really like this. It's like a challenge, a punch in the face of society. Great job!

Fri, July 11th, 2008 3:17am

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