Is it okay?!

Maxine Smith

You judge how I look when I’m feeling low

Is It okay if I do the same too?!


Looks of disgust when my children act up

Is it okay if I do the same too?!


It’s just fine when you condescend my view

Is it okay if I do the same too?!


Awful manners, rude so true to the core 

Is it okay if I do the same too?! 


When you treat me like I don’t have a clue 

Is it okay if I do the same too?!


Private laughters, looking over at you

Is it okay if I do the same too?! 


Would you like it if I do that to you?!

Don’t judge me as you’ve not walked in my shoes!! 


  • Author: Miss M S Smith (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 14th, 2018 11:02
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just a little write about how your judgments have an affect on others. If you wouldn’t like it back on you then reevaluate how you present yourself to others. It’s nice to be nice is what they say 😃
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 89


  • Maxine Smith

    Thank you for your comment? All is well, just thought I’d highlight the importance of treating people how we would like to be treated.
    Many are guilty of not doing this.

  • stevievize

    Love this it describes so many inner thoughts that we each express daily with stereotypes, judgement and opinions I think this is a great read and can relate to individuals feelings. Well done max

    • Maxine Smith

      Thank as always my Miss Stevie-Jayne #justfriends lol

    • stevievize

      #justfriendforever lol love your poems though miss Maxine 😘

    • Christina8

      So true, we should never judge another as we have not walked in their shoes. Great write, Maxine!

      • Maxine Smith

        Thank you so much Christina.

      • Michael Edwards

        treat as you expect to be treated - this is a great work and brings home the need for understanding and tolerance. Not sure if that was the intention when you wrote it but that how it works for me.

        • Maxine Smith

          Absolutely. To evaluate how you treat others, as you have no idea what there life is like.
          If we aren’t appreciative of being judged, then an element of understanding is required so we do not offend others.
          This interpretation is open to many perspectives, it stemmed from others actions towards me. How it made me feel. This write is to open to everyone to take a minute, think before you speak and act, as you wouldn’t like it if negativite vibes where thrown your way.

        • orchidee

          Well, we don't always say 'Oh bother' to someone who is judging us! I do bring in the F word if very angry! So I can't always say I've had a sheltered life. oohh.
          But I know what you mean. Fear of some people judging us, can turn to anger. We sort of get the upper hand then and 'win' over them.

          • Maxine Smith

            Thanks for your comment Orchidee. Glad you understand what I mean. One of those days where things others do niggle at you, so thought I’d share it.

            • orchidee

              I get in a tangle - What are people thinking of me? I cannot know - unless I were to ask them. They are probably not thinking what I think they are thinking about me. Oh this is too much thinking on my part. Oh forget it, I say to myself sometimes. Let them think, not think, or whatever they're doing! lol.

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            • ron parrish aka wordman

              you should be loved,not condemned

            • Sam Cork

              Love this one Max x

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you always mother dearest ❤️❤️ Love ya 😘

              • Saima

                People just judge but you have to ignore it and be yourself. Nice poem:)

              • Goldfinch60

                Respect and politeness in life should be the norm - unfortunately it is not.

                I have got around that in one way as I have a personal philosophy that if people seem to have a problem with me I say it is their problem - not mine.

                Good write.

                • Maxine Smith

                  A great philosophy Gold. Thanks for your review.

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  WOW MAXINE ~ You have hit the Jackpot with this one 37 views and 14 comments ~ best of the week ! My MUM taught me to always "Treat others as you would wish to be treated" and that is the essence of your ode ! Your poem carries an excellent message (which resonated with many !) and an excellent Rhetorical structure ~ in free verse couplets ! In couplets 1 to 6 you make a personal statement and then pose the same question each time "Is it OK if I do the same too ?!" Repetition reinforces ! The final doublet reverses the order ~ "Would you like it if I did that to you ?! Don't judge me as you've not walked in my shoes !!" You touch on things which affect affect us all ~ Look when low ~ Disgust at how our kids act ~ Condescension ~ Bad Manners & Rudeness ~ Treated as ignorant ~ Private sniggers ~ I had most of those and it does HURT ! Thanks for caring and sharing and another beautiful pensive photo ! Your MPS FRIEND as always BRIAN ~ Pleased I am the 15th to comment because I could read all the other comments ~ You are well loved and appreciated on this site ~ thank YOU for being YOU ! yours B.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Wow, thank you so much for your amazing comment, It really does mean so much that it reaches people, that it had the desired affect. It’s not always easy to portray your message clear. I am very happy with how it has been revived.
                    All stemmed from a really bad day, which reminded me of all those other bad days, surrounded by hurtful people.
                    Reflection to assure I am treating people as I should too.
                    Thank you Brian. Always appreciate.

                  • Angel Of Incidence

                    The golden rule! Well stated! I enjoyed! TY

                    • Maxine Smith

                      Thank you so much ☺️ happy you liked.

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