Just Like your Father…

you are just like your father they say,
they do not know, how wrong they could be.
i am not my father, I am someone quite different,
if you knew, you would realise I am me,
it’s a mistake that people sometimes make,
for reason associated with guilt or blame,
they seek to make us from the same mold,
but in they knew, they would see i am not the same.
you are just like your father they say,
i know, we look so similar,
and I know that makes people stop and think,
there must be something familiar.
but we are not the same people,
our candles burn with a different lighting,
and a different colour to its glow,
too often it has come down to fighting,
in order to be free from his dark shadow.
you are just like your father they say,
they do not know, I am someone quite different,
that idea does not seem to grow too fast,
i wish i could ladle out the ointment people need,
but I cannot be held responsible for his past.


James Garratt – Wednesday 13th August 2008

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