Daily Prompt: Pretend
Let’s Take a Moment to Pretend
Judging happens, no matter how good you are,
you could give to charities every month
go to church every Sunday
volunteer seven days a week.
Unfortunately, people always find something to judge you about
like thinking you’re “too” nice or you work too much.
Or they don’t know you at all and still treat you less of what you deserve.
Sometimes, because of judgement people act differently
start to say something with great insight
but hold back.
Some are too timid to speak at all,
volunteer for something they love
because of the anxiety of being judged.
Everyone wants to be accepted.
Everyone wants to be loved.
Everyone wants to be admired
and an inspiration.
Some don’t care whether they are judged
they know who they are and love themselves.
I admire those people, they give me hope
and help me to be less anxious.
But for those of us that are still learning
to completely ignore judgmental people.
Let’s take a moment to pretend,
pretend that judgement of the world didn’t exist.
There is no doubt I’d be happier.
I’d sing and dance more
voluntarily introduce myself
and put more effort into being a friend
to those who don’t have any.
Dreaming, playing pretend is nice at times
but life is too short to live it in the clouds.
Let’s not pretend anymore. Be the beautiful person
you know you are. Ignore the malice and strife
that people show. Their attitude is their problem
and theirs alone.
Be the happy person you know you can be
and try things you’ve always wanted but
were too scared to because of what other’s have said.
It’s not easy. It may take a while to stir up the confidence
but we can be who we truly are. People of judgement can stay in their pit
while we strive and rise above them constantly.
What is there to lose? I should ask, “What is there to gain?”