judging

“Don’t judge, lest you be judged.”

“Don’t judge, lest you be judged.”

silently
she watched
eyes darting from one peculiar person to the next

silently
she listened
taking in fabricated conversations heard all around

silently
she judged
adamant in her opinions

silently
she was judged
by all those who saw the disdain on her face

2011-04-06
P. Wanken

written for Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge
Day Six prompt:  use the phrase “Don’t (blank), (blank),” replace each of the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Some possible titles might be: “Don’t walk, run,” “Don’t delay, act now,” “Don’t look, it’s right behind you,” or whatever other creative interpretation you can whip up.

and Three Word Wednesday prompt:  adamant, fabricate, peculiar