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Don’t judge, lest you are

As Dandelions float in the wind, you will one day cease to be. – by C.E. Pereira

Don’t judge too harshly.
Lest you are judged.
It hurts. It shames.
One chance to say sorry.

Your warning given out.
You feel proud policing.
Catching offenders. Accusing!
Until you make a mistake.

You are in the other shoe.
Being lectured. Judged!
Having to eat humble pie.
Saying sorry is not easy.

You learn to have empathy.
To gently correct another.
Privately, never publicly.
We all need to safe face.

Don’t judge, lest you are.
For yours might be harsher.
A lose of ones dignity in public.
No one deserves such hurt.

As Dandelions float in the wind.
You will one day cease to be.
A memory remains behind.
Will it fade with regrets?

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

2 thoughts on “Don’t judge, lest you are

  1. I was thinking of all the needless tickets given out by police and bylaw officers to teenagers alone on basket ball courts etc. No one else in sight except an officer. Instead of a warning, they are given exorbitant tickets which their parents probably cannot afford.

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