All you see is the surface, skewed in size and appearance
All you recognize is the negativity affecting YOUR existence
All you hear are words, you know not from where they arise
All you examine is a stern face with masked, false eyes
You break the person in pieces and assemble them back all wrong
Hastily assigning a misinterpreted title to a canvas you don’t own
In an instant you are colored by the judgments that you hold
About someone who isn’t you, about someone you do not know
You care not what might be hurting their world, or what pain is in their lives
Compassion is crucial yet lacking, and your mercy never arrives
Behind the anger and the strike against your precious feelings
Is a human being with fears and concerns trying their hand at surviving
Does your inconvenience assign you the right to forget the why?
Do they not deserve the same love and respect you expect others to supply
Will you see beyond the surface deceitful in its display?
Will you consider more than the negativity being hurled your way?
Will you listen and hear words not spoken?
Will you examine the face behind the mask they’ve chosen?
All I’ve seen is your personified annoyance
All I’ve considered is what I perceive as harsh judgment
All I’ve heard is an attitude of selfish unforgiveness
All I’ve examined is your outward rank appearance
I’m sorry, I forgot to consider the why…
September 13, 2013
Picture By nirots, published on 23 December 2012