Orlando Belo

Gold Star - 15,110 Points (Derby, England)

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Poem by Orlando Belo

Don't judge me by the way I look
and the way I have my hair.
Don't judge me by my dirty shoes
and the way my jeans have tears.

Don't think because I have tattoos
that I'm not very nice to know.
Don't think because I swear a lot
that I have no feelings to show.

My appearance is a shield of defence
to hide my feelings deep inside.
My sensitivity is my weakness
so my appearance tells a lie.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover by Orlando Belo

  • Zwelethu Siwaphiwe Shweni (7/26/2016 8:38:00 AM)


    Don't judge me by the way I look
    and by the way I have my hair.
    Don't judge me by my dirty shoes
    and by the way my jeans have tears

    My appearance is a defence
    to how I feel inside.
    My sensitivity is my weakness
    so my appearance is just a lie. - I loved these stanzas/ lines. Nice poem to personalize!
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  • (5/2/2016 6:10:00 AM)


    really........... we often assume people by their appearance which is shameful........ Orlando u hv the talent to gv a message through a beautiful poem..... i got to read your AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDERS....... it was also equally beautiful like this one.......hope i get to read all your poems...... (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2016 2:00:00 PM)


    You have written a great poem, I wish I had written it first. I like the way this poem is written. Don't Prejudge any one, as a book you need to get to know what's on the inside. Great. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 26, 2017


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