'Do Not Judge My Chains': A Life Circle and Special Poem of Hope: About Love and Not Judging Others.

Do Not Judge My Chains!

Do Not Judge My Chains: A Life Circle and Special Poem of Hope: About Love and Not Judging Others; by Pearldiver. It's amazing how we are not always right in our preconceived ideas of someone; especially if we ignore our own faults. This is all about a guy whose friend, a girl, is someone who never learned how to not be judgmental of others. In him, she finds that he knows her inner self better than she does. As a result, he spares nothing in telling her of her shortcomings, her coldness and her needs to change, if she wishes to find love. She listens to him and the more she understands him; the more open she becomes to understanding herself.

For him, he gets to show both her and himself that he is not going to allow himself to be controlled by the perceived chains that others use to judge him. To do this he must firstly have is friend change the way that she looks at him and have her look honestly at herself. For the first time then, complete honesty takes them to a level of friendship that neither could foreseen. Love is a hard subject to write about when the words just want to ride off the page and follow the heart given them by the author. I hope that I have held them here, without chains, just long enough for you to read and enjoy! So please enjoy: 'Do Not Judge My Chains' by Pearldiver.

Please Note: To Appreciate this poem please read it at a slow pace - hahaha - it was written slowly!

© Copyright 2010 Pearldiver @ Poems of Hope.com with all rights reserved.

It's amazing how many people live their lives with an outlook that filters out the true colors of life.  Many are experts in judging those who have the ability to color the lives of others, even though they have no idea what colors they are missing!
It's amazing how many people live their lives with an outlook that filters out the true colors of life. Many are experts in judging those who have the ability to color the lives of others, even though they have no idea what colors they are missing!

Chains He's Forced To Wear.

Do Not Judge Any Man By The

Do not judge any man by the chains he wears

For he may be your next husband’s lover

Do not judge any stranger, or think you are that wise

For he may be your unknown father

Perhaps a brother or your nemesis perhaps

Standing here before you; within his chained disguise


Can you hear the tears of a mute man?

Do you even care to try?

Because, you speak of caring

You speak of love

But you never feel; or learned, what it is to cry


Do not judge others by your sense of order

For all people were not made so to be

Do not judge my heart with such detachment

For my friendship is not merely a placebo for your pain

Such hurtful feelings fall hard, like raining acorns

Their echoes lost; to falseness they can not dent


Can you describe colors to a blind child?

Do you sense the depth of blue?

Because, you speak of wisdom

You speak of love

But you take away chance; its chance to grow in you


Do you even understand your expectations?

Foolish prejudged values, measured only by you

Do you even know what being in love is, at all?

For those seeds you sowed, fell on fertile ground

As you searched for perfection; true flawlessness

High standards we’ll never find in you; as you’re not that tall


Can you say words only deaf friends could hear?

Do you know how to sign “I care?”

Because, you speak of truth

You speak of love

But in you, these things; in you, they just aren’t there!

So do not judge the chains that you feel I wear

Even though you may think, you know me well

Look at yourself from within the soul that I can see

Find the emptiness where humility is meant to be

Look at the hollow space within your unloving heart

Then find in your heart reason, to become judgment free


So can you be taught how to walk by a crippled man?

Can you believe that he found love in you?

Because, you spoke of dancing

You gave him hope

But he won’t understand it, if you don’t learn, how to be true


Now others will judge you by all the steps and moves you make

Can you learn to love without judging broken chains?

Because, he speaks of forever

And speaks of loving you

In love he can dance endlessly and in love maybe learn, to walk again

*Pearldiver*

© Copyright 2010 Pearldiver @ Poems of Hope.com with all rights reserved.

We all have the ability to color the world for others, it isn't that hard to do when we know how to create color in our own lives.
We all have the ability to color the world for others, it isn't that hard to do when we know how to create color in our own lives.

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Thanks for reading my poetry.  Hope you enjoyed Do Not Judge My Chains.  Take Care  *Pearldiver*
Thanks for reading my poetry. Hope you enjoyed Do Not Judge My Chains. Take Care *Pearldiver*

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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

...your words are awesome PD...the pics you use, for me, are always so thought provoking as well...thank you...


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Someway, thanks for reading this work and your awesome comments. But isn't writing thought provoking poetry the main reason why we write poems Someway? Hahaha I'll have to do one on motorbike bees, from the bees perspective perhaps? You Take Care..


Whikat 5 years ago

Hi Pearldiver,

I loved the words and the pics. They go beautifully together to show your heart. Take Care and thank you for the great read. :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Whikat, Thank you for reading this poem of hope. I'm glad you appreciated it's composition. I enjoyed writing it. Take Care and cheers.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Beautiful! Thank you Pearldiver! Very nicely done!


china man 5 years ago

Me and alternate poet like this one :) With my critical hat on - I think it might benefit from shortening a bit - but then I have a short attention span so it might justbe me :D


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Doc Snow 5 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

Always good to see poetry online. Thanks, Pearldiver!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Sir Micky, I feel honored by your compliments. Thank you so much for them and for reading my poems of hope, written in the hope that they would be complimented as such.. Wow.. Take Care Man.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi China Man and AP, thanks for reading this work and for.. ummmm... doing so with your pointy critic's hat on.. hahaha.. Perhaps you are right that yes, I could have shortened this poem for your little attention span... and yes, I did seriously consider that!! But.. had I done so, I would have had to cut the bottom off one of my long pics, just to balance and compensate for your damn lack of focus!! Hahaha.. Have a good one mate!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Doc Snow, Thanks for taking the time to take the time and read this work. I hope you enjoyed the theme of the poem. Congrats to you Sir for your recent milestone.. Well done.. believe me, the next 10,000 come a lot quicker Doc. You Take Care.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I liked your poem. made me think out-loud.

Cheers


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi always exploring, thank you for reading this poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I do appreciate the fact that I have not published a disclaimer here; but I take absolutely no responsibility for any short, medium or long term damage caused as a result of thinking out-loud! :) You Take Care.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Oh dear. Must the judged and controlled become the judger and controller?

It's beautifully written & presented, but the premise bears examination, in my humble opinion.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Nellieanna, thanks for taking the time to read this. While I appreciate your comments, I don't think there's anything humble about your opinion here! "But the premise bears examination, in my humble opinion! What sort nasty snake remark is that on my page? From another poet - interesting intimation!

Nellieanna.. You completely misrepresent this work and yourself with such a snigger! Oh dear? Oh Dear Indeed! This is MY Writing Style... If you consider it to be Sub-Standard in some Respect - then that's your call.. but don't Judge My Work and Then Mark It by Your Standards On My Page Thank you very much!! Did you Not pick up that within the premise? Take Care. It is amazing alright how often we do evaluate people wrongly.. I initially thought you to be a nice person!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I am a nice person, Pearldiver, my opinion is humble and I respect and admire your work as I said.


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

I belive this to be superb poetry and I like everything about it from the idea and all the twists and implications (philosophical and practical) to the artistic form of it.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Petra, Thank You for that. This poem was written to be read line by line - slowly! That makes the complete difference.. short of putting music to the words.. I don't know how to show my readers the pace and pulse of the poem. Given the words, isn't that ironic? Thank you for honoring my poetry with the very good eye, tempo and wisdom of a great poet - which of course you are! Take Care.. and Be Well Petra.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

As always, beautiful!

Do you know how to sign “I care?” - guess the answer to that is all that matters!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shalini, thanks for reading this poem and your kind comment. Nicely said. So many just choose not to bother talking to others in this world. As a kiwi.. we talk to everyone.. it doesn't matter what color or how many arms you have.. we are just like that and find it hard to understand why the rest of the world doesn't communicate like us. And signing... of course. See? I'm talking too much now... Take care.


Squirrelchaser 5 years ago

A well written poem. Good advice. Thanks


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi 'Squirrelchaser' thanks for reading this poem of hope and for taking the time to comment. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.. Cheers


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Well, while I have never been a huge fan of long poems, I admit that is my preference not a fault on the writer's behalf. But this wasn't a long poem to me...I took your advice "read slowly...it was written slowly.." and realized to me it is several short poems sharing a common thread and goal. Well done!! I am new to hubpages, and have many questions about posting and safeguarding my work. If it isn't too much of a bother would you mind giving me a few pointers, or point me in the general direction to answers. Thank you in advance. -Paul


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Paul, thank you for reading this work and for following the key to understanding the context of the poetry. You are quite right, it was written that way for that very reason.. well done. All the best here, Take Care.


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

This poem had me captured on your page for awhile. Great work. I feel I've been on both sides of these ones.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi LVidoni, thanks for taking the time to read this poem of hope and for your compliment. I'm glad that you enjoyed this work. Clearly having had experience of situations like this, then I'm sure you have been able to rise above many negative influences others would use to hold you down. Good luck - don't look back and take care.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Miss PearlDiver, You are a true and gifted poet! Your words melted my soul today. This is in my top ten poems I have read. Wonderfu! Voted up and shared!!!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello AudraLeigh, thank you very much, for your kind and positive words, though I fear I may have 'Miss-ed' much in my life as a man.. hahaha.. I'm glad that you enjoyed my poetry and I appreciate your support and obvious great taste in poems :) .. cheers.. take care.


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jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

precious ??????


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi jandee, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I'm not sure I understand the context of your comment, but I do appreciate your visit... cheers for that... take care.


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jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Soulfully Precious ! ?

There! Is that better ? Hope to read more..........

best from jandee


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi jandee, cheers, thank you for that, I'm glad you found my work worthy of such compliments... all the best to you too.. take care.


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d.william 2 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great poem with a great message. I loved it.


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Pearldiver 16 months ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi d.william, thank you for your supportive comment... sorry I have taken so long to reply... take care

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