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Don't Judge What You Don't Know

Updated on August 13, 2012

We tend to look upon some people

And think, oh how sad

They brought this on themselves though

They let things get that bad

But was it really all their fault?

Or was it just the hands of fate?

Was there something they could have done?

Or was it always just too late?

How awful to see the poor man down

To see that girl on the street

No one to tell him it'll be ok

Or to rub her bleeding feet

He tried his best to hold a job

But his mind rotted away

She wanted so bad to finish school

But there were bills she had to pay

So while you hold your nose up high

At those battered and bruised

Take a moment to consider

They didn't get to choose


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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Harli, this is really awesome. I like to think of people this way too, victims of fate and not so much of circumstance or making the wrong choices. Sometimes it is too late and sometimes fate just turns out that way. Great work, awesome, beautiful, and voted up!---And shared.

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      sradie 5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      Very well said. While some are without a valid excuse, there are many who suffer from circumstances over which they had little or no control. Most of us have known or at least seen one of the people whose torment you describe here. Judgement is not ours make, only to serve our fellow man in whatever way God directs and allows according to His providence. Well done.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Wow Harli! This was a powerful poem with so few words! I commend you here friend, this was brilliant! Keep on trekking Harli! You are doing great on HubPages!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago

      very nice.

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      nanderson500 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Good job, voted up.