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Judge Me Not on What You See


Always trying to help others fight their fight with the hope they can make something of themselves in the long run...


Judge me not on what you see

The circumstance has left for me

At unaffordable lengths definitely not free

Base it not on my spiritual decree

Body feels weak, everything comes with a fee

I have worked in honesty

My work may not seem worthy

I take care of your refuse, plastic and street corners so dusty

I have no guaranteed place to stay, it's all so musty

I have no proof of what I receive for the day

The documents you ask, I don’t have to outlay

You placed me on a sideline, forgot about me today

Where does that leave me, only weeks of dismay

I am not a bother given the circumstance, all I can do is pray

I leave it up to you, though I look so frayed

I wish every day for something to eat,

For me it warms my heart and considered a treat,

Trust me when I tell you it’s not an easy feat

Only with time I can tell you all I had to beat

Hopefully one day poverty I will defeat

As time has progressed further into the world being on halt, many on the street that relied on their daily refuse collection, cleaning or garden work as breadwinners to their family have now placed many in diar situations.

Limited food parcels from the government and red tapes to grants for the less fortunate, as some on the street are unable to supply documentation to meet criteria. Some have no place to stay and questioned by cops daily. Though trying to help the many your pocket can afford, there are still many more that still require assistance.

So sad and heart wrenching to hear and see their daily battle.

A plate of food for their families is their only ask and that they consider a luxury.

This piece has been expressed through their eyes

© 2020 Mitara N


Mitara N (author) from South Africa on May 02, 2020:

Thank you for your comment of hope Denise.

Your comments are always valued and appreciated.

Take care, keep well and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on May 02, 2020:

Thank you for your inspiring and generous comments, my dear Paula.

The cruelty of this world is extremely disappointing as it further reveals itself.

All we can do is continue to pray for strength and good luck to come to one and all.

Appreciate and value your comments always

Peace, love and light to you

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 29, 2020:

How heartbreaking and well-spoken. I hope they can be provided for soon.



Suzie from Carson City on April 29, 2020:

Mitara.......How very inspiring, your Poetry has brought this reality to your readers. .So often, people need only a gentle reminder to consider the struggles of our fellow-man.

We simply cannot know the inner turmoil some suffer, trying to survive through another day. The world can be cruel & it's up to us to be tolerant & patient with one another.

Peace, Paula

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 29, 2020:

I share your sentiments Rajan,

Its indeed an extremely difficult and depressing period for those that are unable to make ends meet.

Your comments are always valued and appreciated.

Take care, keep well and be safe

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 28, 2020:

You say the truth. The common man especially the daily wage earners are the most affected. Their livelihood has literally been snatched away from them. A very difficult time for them indeed.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 28, 2020:

I share your sentiments Brenda,

Life already has its trying times, and now it's taken more of a toll on many.

Thank you for appreciating the write.

Take care, keep well and be safe

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 28, 2020:

This is so sad but oftentimes true.

People do not know what is really going on in one's life. Many tend to look at outer layer without thinking of the struggles one goes through each day.

We should all find our compassion and look out for everyone. No matter who or what they do in life.

Nice write.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

My wonderful and good friend Kyler

Trust you are well.

You highlight all valid thoughts, which is relatable and brings tears to my eyes. Those with a pocket full turn those less fortunate away. I would think that one will be able to sleep better at night knowing they did not allow another to sleep or go through the day on an empty stomach.

There are so many trying to reach out and all we can do is extend a helping hand to as much as we are able. If each one helps one, there will be much more coverage, and consider it an addition to your family. United we stand.

This is a heart wrenching reality of life's hardships, all we can do is pay it forward with a good and sincere heart.

Always be kind to one another

Your comments are always appreciated and valued.

Take care, keep well and be safe good friend

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

Thank you for your generous comment Mitchelle,

I agree with you whole heartedly. Most are blessed with much more than some, so humility and paying it forward can add so much value to those in need, especially during this period.

Appreciate and value your comment,

Take care, keep well and be safe.

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

My wonderful and blessed hearted friend Ruby,

Your words to Gods ears, I am with the hope that there are many out there that help to what their pockets can afford at this trying time.

Appreciate your comments always,

Take care, keep well and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

Wonderful and inspirational Lorna,

Your comment is highlights detail to their situation when placed in their shoes. It's always a worry for them from one day to the next. So many unknowns for them at this point, it's heart-wrenching.

Dearly appreciate your comments always

Trust all is well on your side of the world.

Take care keep well and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

Hi Chatra

Thank you for appreciating the write

Take care, keep well and be safe

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

One hand claps with the other, so I believe if one avenue does not accommodate the less fortunate, there will always be someone out there willing to do everything in their power to help.

Appreciate your comment always Liz

Take care and keep well

Mitara N (author) from South Africa on April 24, 2020:

Hi Eric,

Many have battles, some more than others, its times like this where all need to pull together.

Appreciate your comment

Take care, keep well and be safe

Mitchelle Peter from Dubai, U.A.E on April 23, 2020:

Well said. Unfortunately at such trying times, the only way forward is for everyone to heal the world together, in whatever way they can. All of us are blessed in some way or the other, and by acts of kindness we can be a blessing to somebody else. It is indeed difficult to go through such situations and watch others go through even worse situations. Take care and stay safe!

Kyler J Falk from California on April 23, 2020:

When I was a child I would often force my parents to pull the car over, lest I begin sobbing, whenever I saw a homeless man or woman on the streets. Of course, at the time I was still Christian and I'd offer my "God bless" as if God would somehow help them out of their slump where he hadn't already... but other than that I would offer whatever change or spare tools we had.

My parents were always reluctant to offer from our bountiful table, even in our church I saw many turned away because they could not produce identification. If I'm ever on the street, I hope people offer me kindness, but from most I expect there would be disdain.

A very important poem here, Mitara, and one that brought a lot of feelings up for me. May we all offer what we have in abundance, and a little bit extra to those in need!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 23, 2020:

This Is a beautiful poem, highlighting the ones without. Everyone can give to the foodbank, if it's only a can of veggies, please give to the less fortunate.

Lorna Lamon on April 23, 2020:

Every person has a story to tell and your poem reflects the need to not judge too harshly. It also highlights the very real struggle these people have to care for themselves and their families, particularly in this crisis. My heart goes out to them and thank you for drawing attention to their plight through your thought provoking poem. Take care Mitara.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 23, 2020:

A good writing

Liz Westwood from UK on April 23, 2020:

This is a poignant and sobering poem. It performs a great service in bringing to readers' attention those who are suffering hardship at this time.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 23, 2020:

The disabilities are so varied and different. Wow. I reckon some people do judge and that is sad.

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