False Judgement – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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False Judgement

There she sits
her beautiful eyes betrayed by
the frowning accusations of others
her headscarf a crime
the judgement made
identity assigned by the fetid mouths
of ignorance,
but who is she?
Any one of a dozen cultures
and none
of course,
the beauty of she
is that she is she and
unrelated to your barbed mouth.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem

62 responses to “False Judgement – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely poem Sir.

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  2. I love the idea expressed so beautifully in the last lines.

    By the way, I was thinking just the other day how terribly arrogant it for adults to judge each other when it is not necessary.

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    • Yes, if only we could look at ourselves a bit more and stop projecting our fears and false or faulty beliefs on others. That old saying think before you speak would help. So agree with you Paul.

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  3. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  5. The sorrow of those who have to contend with the malicious ignorance of others is well expressed here, Paul.

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  6. Such a well-timed, and beautifully written post. The world needs us to recognise each other’s beauty. Thank you for posting this.

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  7. Ennle Madresan

    Oh yes, true and brilliant with a bite.

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  8. Very nice, makes a good but frustrating point

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  9. Sadly, this is not a contemporary problem of our times or culture specific. When Europeans migrated to Australia post war, they wore headscarves (not hats of the day) and would be targeted by some folks. Being referred to as “new Australians” took on a derogatory label.

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  10. How quick we are to judge, how harmful those judgments. Well written.

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  11. sadly I see this all too often, nobody dare say anything in front of me but I have a nice connection with such people .. as do all discriminated minorities 😦

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  12. Excellent observation Paul. We need to change the mind set.

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  13. Amy

    …the judgement made, so sad.

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  14. Our fears make us beasts! Discrimination is rampant in some form or the other everywhere.

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  15. As usual superb writing,thanks a lot.


  16. Too many barbed mouths…

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  17. lync56

    Great poem


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  18. Very nice one, Paul. Very nice.

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  19. Gets under the skin of prejudice. Really powerful.

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