Shakira Smith

Judgment

When a teen is seen
Judgment is the main assumption about someone
A student goes into an office
on one side of a building
She gets warm welcomes and the stares of
Hopes and dreams

The same student goes into an office
on the other side of the same building
She gets blank stares of failure

But who are you to judge me?
Yet you assume things about othersí
physical appearance

Who gave you the
badge of honor
To stand with pride and say things about another?
When you yourself canít keep your own head above water

Day-by-Day you gossip
about other people's
lives and their business

You donít realize Deep down to the flesh in your body
youíre only judging yourself



[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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