‘Never Judge a Book by Its Cover!’
Poem & Prose by Helen’s Journey
Have you felt unjustly judged in life, in work, in relationships and friendships?
Or do you yourself find you are being very judgemental of others or of appearances and don’t fully realise the depth to your stereotyping and assumptions?
We do not have to wait for ‘New Year Resolutions’ to look at moulding the ‘New You’ into how you want yourself to be and how you want to behave. I hope this poem will be a reminder for us all, to look at how we conduct ourselves on a daily basis and to be aware of how we generally treat other people.
Sometimes we forget just how much our attitude towards others, can affect them internally in ways in which we are oblivious.
Where to get inspiration from, when writing poetry:
When I wrote this poem ‘Never Judge a book by Its Cover’, It stemmed from being taught growing up as a Christian to “Treat others how you wish to be treated” yet feeling myself that I was being judged and treated unfairly.
Never Judge a Book by Its Cover – Poem by Helen’s Journey
What’s the point of going through the day?
Just to listen to the pointless things people say?
Just to feel uncomfortable when someone gives you a stare?
Or to be pushed by someone in a rush who don’t give a care?
To have people judge you by the way that you look,
But how many have lived just one day out of your book?
They love to criticise and list the things that you’ve done wrong,
Yet how many have taken time to stop and hear the words of your song?
They don’t understand the in’s and out’s of your life,
So because of it how can they give you strife?
Of you, people’s views and opinions are uninformed,
How can they know what goes on behind closed doors?
The tears that drop from my eyes flooding the floors.
They look at me, but they do not know the cause,
And hearing their comments just deepens the sores!
I try to move on, to find joys not just woes.
But it seems you’re blinded to my highs and only see my lows.
Your looks, comments and silence, all add to my shoulders heavy pile,
When really all I long for, is for you to truly SEE me and give me a warm smile!
So, remember as you concentrate on being the best version of yourself you can be, to remind the ‘new improved you’ that it takes more effort to frown, than it does to smile! So smile for yourself and share smiles for others – they really do go a long way!!!
I hope this poem touches hearts and consciences – please feel free to comment on the blog and share with me your experiences and reactions to my honest and open words…
Want to read some more poetry by Helen’s Journey?
Here are some other poems I have shared (Click on the poem title to open poem in another tab:
“We are WOMAN”– A celebratory poem for all that is ‘woman’ on International Women’s Day!
“Making friends with Grief” – A poem I wrote in ode to my Grandad on the anniversary of his passing.
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Tune Twist – Using poetry & prose of song/rap lyrics to express my feelings and experience after growing my hair for three years to donate 12 inches to charity to make a wig for a child with cancer hair loss.
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