Looking to be Fed (Originally Untitled) – Written April 2012

Looking to be Fed

i pacify others
to avoid confrontation
i look for middle grounds
i remember sharing
and the pain of that sound
i take the blows
because i have a memory
and that never goes
people never notice me
making it easier
dealing with it all
because i am too weak
to stand so tall
throw the toys –
out of the pram
i try to catch them
and then i try to understand
it is like,
trying to hold water in your hands
i have to remain calm
i remember the rivers
of younger days
and how easily they bled
i am a fool –
looking to be fed

More poems at

James Garratt – April 2012

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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