Lance LandallTo Judge Or Not To Judge
Poetry by Lance Landall
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To Judge Or Not To Judge
Poetry by Lance Landall

Too many are too quick to say that judging others isn't right,
When neither is that statement when it's not balanced with further light,
Because itís only wrongful judging that's in need of condemnation,
Not rightful judging that prudently weighs up the situation.

You see,

Judging is simply assessing any given situation,
Which thereby enables us to make a sound evaluation,
Because itís only by this method that appraisals can be made,
Thus determining our actions according to how such are weighed.

And the same applies to people too, and whatever they might do,
As we need to determine whether we should do that same thing too.
After all, is what they are doing harmful, is it wrong or right,
Could others be affected, and thus will it good or bad invite?

It may also be that what theyíre saying needs scrutinizing too,
And so, does it contain some error, is it right or quite untrue,
Could their words lead us astray, or have us put other people wrong,
And could it be that they're deceiving us, just stringing us along?

Yes, good judgment is needed daily as we make our way through life,
Because wrongly-made assessments can bring about much grief and strife.
And itís not just we who may suffer, others being affected
By our errors of judgment, or when judgment we have neglected.

Hence why we often hear people say that there is a time and a place,
And why sometimes when weíre judging, confronting others we must face,
Because not confronting offenders just condones and aids their wrong,
Depriving them of growth and learning, which wrong-doing can prolong.

And therefore, when we donít deal with such wrong, clearly love we donít show,
Because genuine love knows everyone needs discipline to grow.
However, if youíre told when judging that itís none of your concern,
And there's nothing that you can do, the hard way theyíll just have to learn.

But itís always how itís done, of course, and it's also how itís said,
Because wrong approaches oft simply put things back and not ahead.
And just love should motivate you, both for them and those affected,
Yes ó loveís sense of right and wrong ó which it knows shouldn't be neglected.

But sadly, some are judging blindly, or in a self-righteous way,
Or because of some prejudice, theyíve let their judgment go astray.
And some are simply judgmental, or theyíre spitefully fault-finding,
While others judge selectively, or their own business aren't minding.

Thus, because of such wrongful judging, some donít want judging at all,
Which effectively would mean that wrongfulness would just have a ball.
And thatís precisely why it is that wrong things must be arrested,
And why we're seeing more today that this world with wrongís infested.

So then, when you need to judge, please see that it is done correctly,
And to anyone who has wronged you, please always go directly.
But first, make sure youíve judged yourself, and well before you head their way,
Lest your very own sad condition some hypocrisy display.

And when and where such judgment takes place, humbleness should rule our heart,
We aware of our own failings, and letting mercy play its part,
Because by the way we judge others, we could also be judged too,
Hence why love in its wisdom always chooses the right thing to do.

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