Criticise. A Poem

Criticise. A Poem

More than once this week I have heard myself using the phrase ‘Don’t judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes’. Never has it been more true. With bloggers being called ‘slummy mummies‘ in the press this week, and my own recent appearance in the Daily Mail, I am pretty much fed up with people from all walks of life being judged. You really don’t know what someone else has been through or has happened in their life until you have either a) lived with them or b) actually been them! This is the inspiration behind my poem this week.


Why are you judging?
You don’t know me
Haven’t walked in my shoes
Don’t see what I see

Why are you critiquing?
Your life isn’t perfect
But, then, whose is?
Is this really worth it?

Who is to say
Just how I should feel?
And what is so wrong
With keeping it real?

You are no more of a person
Than anyone else
Grab hold of a mirror
Take a look at yourself

Though I am a different shape,
Colour or size
Tell me, just who are you
To criticise?

Victoria Welton 28th September 2016 

Prose for Thought
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  1. October 4, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Wow, not only did I get to read and enjoy your poem – well said by the way! I also read 2 other posts having clicked on your link. It’s human nature to criticise but the antidote is to not give a monkeys about that criticism (where possible!). #Prose 4 T

  2. September 29, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Unfortunately this is something I fear will never improve. People are just far too quick to judge. Fabulous poem 🙂

  3. September 28, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Very true. People judge all the time and I think what you write about us a great lesson to learn. Everyone has their own story.

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