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Poem: Sad Reflection of Humanity

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Poem Summary

Sad reflection of Humanity is a poem about people being too quick to judge others. Appearances do not tell all. There can be a different story than the one you assume to know. Sometimes it is not the way it seems. A person can have a disability you can not see from outward appearances.

"Please People Don't Judge" by Temple Karl


Sad Reflection of Humanity

Mindless people have patronizing attitudes,
believing they are superior
belittling others with their actions,
with no thought of the hurt
they inflict.

No consideration of the battles
waging in another’s life,
ignorant to their capabilities,
judging them on outward appearance
perceiving there is nothing wrong.

Yelling at the top of their lungs
in ultimate disgust,
or giving dirty looks
to someone for parking in a handicap space,
when they appear to be fine.

Assuming one can work
to earn a living,
when their physical appearance
shows no reason,
not caring to understand
the pain one feels.

A sad reflection of humanity
exists within selfish hearts,
from those believing
they are better than others,
showing no empathy at all.

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 09, 2021:

It's sad when others judge people from their outward appearance

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2019:

Yes...Amani. The last paragraph is by far the best at describing the whole poem.

It is sad, but it happens daily.

Thank you for reading.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on November 07, 2019:

The last paragraph really sums it all up... So painful yet so true..

Good read

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 07, 2019:

Conscious Dreamer,

Thank you for reading this one.

Enjoy your day.

Rêveuse Consciente from Pakistan on November 07, 2019:

A sad reality of this beautiful world. Thanks for sharing this thought provoking poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 06, 2019:


I appreciate your reply.

Since you have a friend who deals with this problem, you are quite aware.

It is awful to have others treat you like you are committing a crime.

I am considerate of others...if I am having a good day I will park elsewhere and walk. But other people have no idea and should not judge.

Thank you.

Lorna Lamon on November 06, 2019:

This is sadly true Brenda. In fact I have a friend who as three Autistic children and is the holder of a Handicapped Parking Badge. The number of people who berate her for parking in the handicapped bay even though she has her badge displayed. We don't judge books by their cover why should we judge people. A wonderful piece Brenda.

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