Life Lesson Poem

Jumping To Conclusions About People

Took a me a while, but after misjudging people and being misjudged myself a number of times, I've learned to be careful jumping to conclusions about others.

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This poem helps me to know how to live with people. It’s really heart touching, and it teaches me not to judge anyone. I really love this poem. Thank you, poet!

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Perceptions

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Published: January 11, 2018

First impressions can be strong
About those we see around.
Yet how often are they wrong?
That is the truth I've found.

Not all who cry are weak.
Not everyone who looks can see.
Not all who are quiet are meek.
Not all who nod agree.

Not all who snarl are cruel.
Not everyone generous is just.
Not everyone clumsy is a fool.
Not all who wander are lost.

We never know people's character.
In just a single instance.
We never know who people are
By judging from a distance.

But whether we like it or not,
We'll always be around people.
Is it better to know a few people a lot
Or a lot of people a little?

I'd rather know a few people a lot
Than a lot of people a little.

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  • by Arkoh Justina
  • 1 month ago

This poem helps me to know how to live with people. It’s really heart touching, and it teaches me not to judge anyone. I really love this poem. Thank you, poet!

  • by Sonishi
  • 4 months ago

This poem has so much truth and shared many important messages. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring poem with us.

  • by Desiree R. Hardisty
  • 4 months ago

I really enjoyed this poem because it is true on so many levels. I've been misjudged, mislabeled, and criticized, and I'm sure I've done the same. You really captured the feeling.

  • by Abimbola T. Alabi Poet
  • 4 months ago

I'm happy you can relate to my poem. I really love and appreciate your honest comment. Thank you.

  • by Patricia Cisco
  • 4 months ago

I really like this well thought out poem. So true. It takes time to get to know a person. Many people are in and out of our lives or we just get to know someone at the surface level and it is hard to make a judgement so quickly because people are so much more. We have so many paragraphs and chapters to our lives that make us who we are. I feel it is better to have fewer people that we know and love on a deeper level than many that we hardly know at all. Thank you for sharing.

  • by Abimbola T. Alabi Poet
  • 4 months ago

Hi Ms. Patricia, you are very kind to take time to comment, and I couldn't agree more. We seem to share the same views, and it's really lovely. Thank you. This means a lot.

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