Friday, June 1, 2012


(I received this in my email this morning and wanted to share)

Do not judge me...

Open the Cover and Read

Because I am thin
Do not think my life is perfect.
Stress may have caused the weight loss
...Notice the lines on my face.

Because I am overweight
Do not assume I drowned my sorrow with food.
My metabolism may challenge me.
...See beyond my exterior.

Because I am disfigured
do not pity me
The lessons I have learned may surpass yours 1,000 fold.
...Share my insight.

Because I fit society's definition of beauty
Do not despise me
It may all have been paid for,
to compensate for my internal insecurities.
...Observe the sorrow in my eyes.

Because I do not speak eloquently
Do not write me off as uneducated.
Work and family responsibility may have stolen my childhood education.
...Listen to what I am trying to say.

Do not judge me...

Open the cover and read.

~A MountainWings Original by Denise L. Wilson,Long Pond, Pennsylvania~

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Erin said...

Laura, I lovelovelove this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Heaven knows life has enough struggles without having to deal with people judging what they do not know or understand! Love it!

Roxi Santiago said...

Well said. We (let's all be honest) sometimes get a little too quick to judge. These are wise words. I'm going to link this post up!

Keesha said...

Wonderful post. Such a great reminder not to judge so quickly. Now to be as generous to ourselves.

The Detox Diva said...

That is something I think needs to be shared and spread around. I think too many times we make really snap judgments about people based on appearances. This really makes you think!

Jenn said...

Absolutely! Seems like our society is 'trained' to see what's on the outside versus what's on the inside. I hope some day people can take the time to listen and observe rather than judge :-)

Marisa Frank said...

Thank you so much for sharing. It is so easy for us to assume we know what is going on and therefore we are quick to judge. I needed this reminder today.

Chatty Crone said...

I do wish the people of the world would not judge anyone - just accept us the way we are - and we need to accept others the same way - and ourselves. sandie

Kenya G. Johnson said...

This is one of those powerful pieces of writing that makes me say, "Dang I wish I had thought of that first." Thank you for sharing. I think everyone can identify with at least one.

Aliy Hurd said...

beautifully written. we need to judge much less in this worl

Wendy said...

Great Post! And Very true. visiting from SITS

Wendy said...

Great Post! And Very true. visiting from SITS

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

That was a lovely poem! Something that kids should be taught as well.

michelle said...

Absolutely needed this. I am passing it on to my 11 yr old. I could use the reminder as well to not be judgmental.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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