Looking For a Voice (Originally untitled) – Written December 2000 (Aged 25)

Looking For a Voice

i let myself down
i have been frustrated for years
looking for a voice
there had to be a reason for all those tears
i let myself down
but their outrage was misplaced
and they were offended by words
yet i was offended by their bitter after taste
they got angry,
by what they read,
so when they see rape,
when they see murder,
when they see hunger and famine,
and all the evil on t.v
or in the newspapers
are they sickened and are they disgusted,
no, of course not,
it happened outside of their four walls
and when it is out of sight
they no mind so much the world being cruel
well, that is alright
i let myself down
but at least i am not like them
they do need to take a good look around

James Garratt – December 2000

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

9 thoughts on “Looking For a Voice (Originally untitled) – Written December 2000 (Aged 25)

  1. I cannot remember specifically what this one was about. It is an untitled piece at the back of my writing pad but reading this and others from this time I get a sense of my frustration and feelings . I often just scribbled things down and did not return to them which in part is why I am writing these pieces up


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