What Did They Want? – Written January 2008 (Aged 32)

What Did They Want?

what did you want me to be
the alka seltzer for your past?
the aspirin for your childhood –
still in a plaster cast
the tissue for your tears –
and quivering lip
the band aid for your wound –
that continues to drip
what did you want me to be
my trust was not enough
they played a forward pass
and kicked madness into touch
when honestly asked




James Garratt – January 2008 More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2008
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poetry-and-writing-2008/

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