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16missing

United States

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hi, this poem started as a thought as it was processed on paper and shared with everyone. I hope everyone likes it and please give me feedback. Thank you!

Why Do We Judge?

March 20, 2018

Stare me up and down 
I can see the screws twisting in your head
Judging me aren't you? 
Filled with curiosity I want to ask:
Where do you think I'm from?
How old do you think I am?
Very anxsiously I want to know
Have you came to a conclusion, am I good or bad?
Trustworthy or a waste of time?
A lady or a beggar from town? 
Do I have hair under my scarf?
Or am I bald like all the rest?
You roll your eyes and fix me a piteous glare
Did my father force me in all these clothes?
Am I legal or just a foe?
Why am I wearing so much clothes?
But why do you judge
Why do you need the answer to all these questions
You pull your kids behind you as if to shield them from evil 
But what makes me evil? 
Why aren't you evil? 
And the biggest question of all
Why do you judge?
Why do I judge?
Why do we all judge?
Becuase yes I have hair 
Yes I am trustworthy and worthy of your time
I am a lady unbelevable as it is 
And I chose to wear so much clothes
I am as legal as you are 
I am Sudaneesse-American and I am as old as your daughter
But why do you need these answers?
Why do you judghe?
Why do I judge?
Why do we all judge?

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7 Comments
  • 16missing

    Sure, I don't mind I'm quite flattered that you would choose to actually! Thank You!!


    8 months ago
  • A person

    Hello!
    I really love your piece! It had me hooked from the start. I love the message.
    But, I stumbled upon it because I was doing research for a school English assessment and I found your article. I read it over and thought it would help a great deal with my assessment (as an example) and I wanted to ask if it would be alright for me to use bits and pieces, it will obviously be referenced back to you, but some writers still don't like to share.
    It's entirely up to you if you are comfortable.
    Sincerely, Alylee03


    8 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    This is very powerful.


    over 1 year ago
  • 16missing

    yup :(


    over 1 year ago
  • Deleted User

    could be very frustrating! The fact that people are judging you when they have absolutely no idea what's going on in your life at that moment :(


    over 1 year ago
  • 16missing

    I agree but I was focusing more on the bad judgements that are made unfairly to the person being judged :)


    over 1 year ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Because we're all different. When someone is different than ourselves, we naturally notice them more. I'm definitely not saying that being different is bad, because it usually isn't. :)


    over 1 year ago