He Can Be Great, But… – Written Friday 21st July 2006 (Aged 31)

He Can Be Great, But…

he can be great, but…
yes, i have heard this from you
let me guess…
you did not get what you want
welcome to life and welcome to the queue
no one promised you anything
and some would say,
you pretty much have everything

he can be great, but…
never can i just be me
the colour of your oceans
thrown around on a stormy sea
i should not have to fight
for every scrap of my identity
you did not know our father
and you certainly do not know me

he can be great, but…
if you do not mind
and as you struggle to be kind
i will leave
if we get hungry
then we will hold a wake
and for your sanity we will grieve




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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/




James Garratt – Friday 21st 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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