Life Lesson Poem

Poem About Being Misjudged By People

Poem about being misjudged by people who do not really know you. This poem speaks about people who indulge in hearsay without trying to get to know people for themselves. Their views and criticisms of someone are based on grapevine information or what is "ancient history." Rumors continue to spread from person to person, and soon all those around you have a negative view of you. If they would only take the time to get to know people for themselves, they would realize that not everything they hear is true and that we are all not that much different.

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Take Time To Know Me

© more by Denise Marcia Whyte

Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014 with permission of the Author.

Take time to know me, and you will see
That I am nothing like what you have heard spoken of me.
Give me a chance, and I will prove to you
That although I am not perfect, I have a heart that is pure and true.

Take time to know me; just give it a try.
You will see that we are not that much different, you and I.
I make mistakes, don't you?
But if you judge me by mine, expect that you will be judged by yours too.

Take time to know me; you have nothing to fear.
Unless you wish to hang on to what you have been told by your peers.
Just for a minute put yourself in my shoes.
How would you feel if someone was going by the rumors they have heard about you?

Take time to know me; what have you got to lose,
Besides the so called friends who have got you confused?
I am not asking you to choose between me and them,
And if they really care about you, they will always be your friends.

Take time to know me is all I ask,
No great feat or extraordinary task.
Then if you don't like me,
It will be because of what you have seen and heard for yourself
And not because of what you have been told by someone else.


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