Why Do You Think That Is – Written Monday 17th July 2006 (Aged 31)

Why Do You Think That Is

it is odd –
that you rudeness
and spitefulness
and nastiness
although only illustrated in verse
makes you popular
that appeals to my sense of humour
they heard you were clever
but that is only a rumour
for the first time –
in your life
you have now connected to people
and it is through nastiness –
bitterness and hatred
in fact, hating me
that has allowed reams and reams
of your tattered dreams
dress in compassion
but dressed in what, in reality,
has gone out of fashion
have you not noticed –
i am no longer around
why do you think that is?

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James Garratt – Monday 17th July 2006

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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