Own Not Enslave – Written Sunday 20th February 2020 (Aged 44)

Own Not Enslave

people say,
oh, you know,
i shall not be defined by my childhood!
oh, but you are…
and there is no escape
no matter where you put it
or how many nails you bang into the crate
and then, when parents die
you feel that identity
and is no way for inner self to lie

people say,
oh, you know,
i shall not be defined by my childhood!
why?
definition does not mean you cannot change
or life is, ‘set in stone’
and that nothing will grow,
or ever change
you own your experience
you do not try to bang nails into the crate
you own your experience and your life,
not enslave yourself to it




James Garratt – Sunday 20th February 2020


More poems at 
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2020 here 
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2020/

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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