Before you condemn me, hear my side,
Don't be too quick to judge, before you decide.
I'm not a criminal, I'm not a thief,
Don't make me suffer for someone else's misbelief.
Prove me guilty before you judge me,
Don't make me a victim of society's decree.
I am not a scapegoat, I am not a prey,
Don't punish me for something someone else did and they got away.
I have a voice, I have a right,
To defend myself with all my might.
Don't assume the worst, don't presume,
Let's make the truth our only room.
I am innocent until proven guilty,
Don't let your biases make me a filly.
I deserve justice, I deserve respect,
Don't let your prejudice make me feel like a reject.
So, I plead with you, please listen to me,
Give me a chance, and you will see,
That I'm not what you assume, not what you hear,
Prove me guilty before you judge me, don't let your fear.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem