They Do Not Like Cleverness – Written Tuesday 12th November 2019 (Aged 44)

They Do Not Like Cleverness

what they do not like –
is cleverness
you should know your place
cleverness or brightness is seen as cocky
and that will never do
if you know your place
you can take part in the race
if you do not kiss and tell
they will pay you well
do it on their terms
that is the true magic trick learnt
your role,
your event,
your place,
your face,
let them project manage your fate
if you really cannot wait
what they do not like –
is cleverness
they dress it up,
as a lack of respect
it feels clear
it is seen as a threat





More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/




James Garratt – Tuesday 12th November 2019

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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