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Life is just way too short to waste time trying to make someone else feel odd, different, or just plain unhappy. What purpose does it serve to be a thorn in someone else's side? Does it give you some kind of kick to hurt someone who hasn't hurt you? My mom always told me if you don't like someone just leave them alone. You don't have to have that person in your life.            After all is said and done all you're really doing is showing people what a jerk you can be.        This was written because of someone at work who is picking on a person who doesn't bother anyone but the other person keeps trying to push her around. I just feel sorry for her.


Don't be such a snob, my friend,
Looking down on others who,
Haven't done  single thing,
To cause such pain to you.

Because perhaps they're new in town,
Not part of the social scene,
Or mayhap they're not with it, smart,
Not beautiful, fit and lean.

Perhaps they're just the quiet type,
Mayhap they're just shy.
Maybe they just don't fit in,
No matter how they try.

Maybe they're quite friendly,
The thoughtful type and kind;
But you just won't accept them,
If so you're out of line.

Don't cause problems for someone,
Who hasn't done a thing,
To harm a single living soul,
Or to some life might bring,

Any kind of happiness,
Or any kind of joy,
Just because they don't do things,
The way you might employ.

Put yourself in their shoes,
For once think how they feel.
You'll find they're really not so bad.
It's really no big deal.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 8/5/2019 9:40:00 PM
G'day Jan … judging those standing outside the fire is way too common. What's wrong with a smile and hello. Everybody wins then - once again, thank you Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 6/10/2019 5:56:00 AM
So much truth! Great poem!
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/18/2019 4:32:00 AM
Thank you so much Vincent. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/9/2019 2:24:00 PM
such truth here, my friend
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/21/2019 7:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Jack, God |Bless, JB
Date: 5/6/2019 3:34:00 PM
that's the right way to treat people...a most kind and appealing read, judy... enjoyed!...huggs
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/7/2019 9:24:00 AM
Thank you so much Nette. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/6/2019 1:58:00 PM
Great write and message! xomo
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/7/2019 9:22:00 AM
Thank you so much Maureen. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/6/2019 4:21:00 AM
I agree with Vijay. Great advice, Judy. There are many who are snobs and look down on others. Hugs
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/6/2019 7:59:00 AM
Thank you so much Victor God Bless, JB
Date: 5/5/2019 9:55:00 AM
Good advice Judy..many can relate to your poem who have first hand knowledge of such beings. May they find wisdom in your words!
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Judy Ball
Date: 5/5/2019 10:07:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB