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Don't Label Someone's Life

July 22, 2014
By TubaLady DIAMOND, Athens, Michigan
TubaLady DIAMOND, Athens, Michigan
89 articles 2 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know how it feels to be completely alone and helpless, and the last thing you want to hear in that situation is, 'It's going to be OK. ' The only thing that seems to really help is that someone else who has felt that low expressing those feelings"


That girl you made fun of for being enthusiastic;
She’s suicidal and a cutter.
The girl you called a dumb slut for getting pregnant;
Her boyfriend raped her.
That kid you called lazy for sleeping in class;
He can’t sleep at night because of gunshots and police sirens.
The kid you called stupid in class;
She studies hard to be the first to graduate in her family.
The girl with the neck brace you mad fun of;
Her own brother tried to kill her.
The kid you called retarded;
They suffered trauma and abuse as a child.
That kid you teased for walking funny;
He has two artificial legs from a drunk-driver accident.
And the girl with the burn marks you laughed at;
She tried to set herself on fire.
Don’t you see?
You don’t know these people.
Don’t assume someone’s life;
Get to know them.
Reach Out.



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on Feb. 26 2015 at 8:57 pm
TubaLady DIAMOND, Athens, Michigan
89 articles 2 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know how it feels to be completely alone and helpless, and the last thing you want to hear in that situation is, 'It's going to be OK. ' The only thing that seems to really help is that someone else who has felt that low expressing those feelings"

@MissEmilyDickinson So true. Our judgment really is unnecessary and should be left to a higher power.

on Aug. 5 2014 at 12:27 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Very true. We do need to get to really know people, beofre we judge people. But to be honest, judging isn't what were suppsoe to do. We're suppose to leave it to someone bigger than us, but we still judge for it is in our human nature to judge. Your poem is really powerful and has a wonderful message. You have such a talent. Keep on and nevr give up, please. Thank you for sharing this.

Sophw3 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 4 2014 at 11:24 pm
Sophw3 BRONZE, Winnipeg, Other
4 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Beneath the make-up and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world" -Marilyn Monroe

Loved this! we really do need to stop judging people by a simple action or how they appear to us before we've had a conversation or two.

Hope16 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 4 2014 at 11:48 am
Hope16 BRONZE, San Diego, California
2 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont cry because it's over, smile because it happened

thank you for reopening my eyes i will wach my judgements 

on Aug. 4 2014 at 11:37 am
nabila1379 SILVER, Solo, Other
8 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have a faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee

It does invoke my emotions. We really need to watch our act. We're often selfish and stubborn. We only know a world we live in. We don't care about others.