Found Wanting

Running errands

Being productive

A chance crossing

Her and me


Mere glimpse

passing by

Her smile fades

Smirk forms

Brow dips



turns head

rolls eyes



I have been judged

and found wanting

Filled app out

Handed in

Don’t call us

We’ll call you

If interested



Look good on paper

Just what we want

That’s great

Don’t be late


Hardly ever


the punctual

Selling self





Ushered in

No time to shake

First glance

a glimpse


Tells all

I am not

what he imagined

I have been judged

and found wanting

I marvel at the audacity

that accompanies

their skill

Seconds too long

Briefest moments




They know all

there is about me

in their minds

Their actions judge them

and they are found wanting

©JW Thomas


11 thoughts on “Found Wanting

  1. Kay April 25, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I think that’s true. Those judgmental behaviors speak more about the person doing the judging!

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    • jwtatfbc April 25, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      That’s so true, Kay. I studied psychology in college, and it is a clear sign of insecurity on the part of the one that judges.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 26, 2016 / 3:42 am

        When I was younger, I was quick to judge others. I realized before long I wasn’t as wise as I thought I was, that there is much more to people than meets the eye.

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      • jwtatfbc April 26, 2016 / 3:44 am

        I think many of us go through stages on that issue when we’re young. Hopefully we all get to the point that you did and learn that we can learn something from, and find good, in most people.

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    • jwtatfbc April 26, 2016 / 3:56 am

      You’re right, my friend. Good night and sweet dreams to you as well, Pretty Lady.

      Liked by 1 person

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