20-DAY POETRY CHALLENGE

Before You Judge Me

A poetry prompt for day 14

Josh Balerite Acol
Apr 6 · 2 min read
Before you judge me
Before you judge me
Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

“Come on, judge me, but make sure your reflection’s pure and flawless. Yet, gauge not my family, for they are precious to me over all things in this world.” — Josh Balerite Acol

Before you judge me,
do you really know me?
have you met my friends?
did you find my enemies?
have you discerned what
I have gone through
what I’m goin’ forth?

wait, are you still
gonna size me up?
I simply want to know
if God is hiring you
then, I will heed you
or else consider first
all that God
has forgiven
you for

This free-verse poetry is composed for my friend Sahil Patel’s prompt. I am nonetheless can’t get enough composing the remaining cues for the 20-day challenge. Thank you my friend Sahil for the tag. I’m precisely having fun! You may check out his adaptation below.

Shoutout to my amazing poet friends, my dear Bhavna Narula, Geetika Sethi, Ntathu Allen, Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她), my dear Doc Dr. Fatima Imam, and dear Doc Dr. Preeti Singh.

Thank you so much for reading! Stay well and safe ever.

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