Deciding In Seconds

As humans we look at
Each other accepting
Or rejecting, within
Seconds.

One mind assessing another...

No second chances based
On how one looks and
What is said.

It sticks in mind...

Far from forgiving, we
Base our likes and
Dislikes on little.

Why is this so?

As a developing mind we learn
Whom to trust and friendships
Start early.

Into adulthood our mind contains
Memories of those who are
Trustworthy.

Not much of a basis for deciding,
We often are mistaken
And let down.

This happens when we fall in love.

We cannot help ourselves from talking
With those who plainly do not like us,
For we feel we should be liked.

Even on poetry sites we form impressions
Based on nothing much
At all.

by Robert Murray Smith

Comments (31)

Soon my Angel came again; I was armed, he came in vain; For the time of youth was fled, And grey hairs were on my head.
I love to read this poems. great
It’s a good poem by William Blake, he should make a poem called everyday bro
sorry didn't mean to do that
Im sorry I did not mean to do that. I really like the poem and how William Blake describes the queen and the angel
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