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I am not judging you

A poem by Connie V©2020

I passed by you again
Standing at the same corner
Your legs shining in the dark
As cars passed you by
You gazed hopefully at each passing car
Probably even praying
That you get lucky tonight
What drives you to these streets
Only you know
In these winter nights
Clad as always in your short black tights
You brave the cold
Without any rhythm
You skip to the blaring melody
From your phone
With your red lips you mimic the song
What tales are you hiding behind
That make-up on your face
Only you know
I don’t know your story
Neither have I walked in your shoes
You might find this hard to believe
But, I don’t judge you
I too have my own demons to fight
Clutching my Holy Book every Tuesday night
Just like the prodigal son
I’m just trying to find my way back
Don’t misunderstand me
I don’t condone your lifestyle
Neither am I judging you
Who am I but
Another soul wandering far from home

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


4 thoughts on “I am not judging you

  1. This is beautiful poetry. 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by KENDI KARIMI | Jun 29, 2020, 19:53
  2. Very expressive. And honest.
    Without knowing the thoughts and motivations of the bare legged, red lipped, street corner person, yet perceiving the need to extend mercy, you do the best you can.
    A concept we should each pursue for every person that offends at any level.
    Here is a short story from another blogger that I like – anonfort at soon.school.blog
    In this story, a woman finds herself in bad situations that have destroyed her hope , yet a glimmer remains. https://soon.school.blog/2020/03/28/where-from-here/

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by bukalor | Jul 12, 2020, 16:27

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