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They Assume

August 20, 2010
By MusicNote3 GOLD, 23071, Virginia
MusicNote3 GOLD, 23071, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
— Oscar Wilde (The Critic as Artist)

They assume I am correct
For rarely am I wrong
They assume I am weak
For rarely need I be strong

They assume I am intelligent
For rarely am I incorrect
They assume I am passive
For rarely need I be direct

They assume I am good
For rarely am I bad
They assume I am envious
For rarely have I had

They assume I wish I was
For rarely have I been
They assume I will lose
For rarely do I win

They assume they'll never know me
This I know is true for sure
For rarely would I speak to someone
Who assumes so many things before

The author's comments:
I feel like, in high school especially, people judge others on just what they see, and they never take the time to get to know whoever it is that they are judging.

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This article has 3 comments.

amondal SILVER said...
on Mar. 29 2011 at 6:55 am
amondal SILVER, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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I really like this and I totally agree with you :)

on Sep. 18 2010 at 8:49 am
straycat SILVER, Hatboro, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
Joan Didion

Very true. too many people judge before getting to know you.


on Sep. 16 2010 at 8:32 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 509 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Sometimes the words are a bit forced and seem awkward, but a great poem overall. Keep writing!