Ignorance – Written Monday 26th July 1999 (Aged 24)


ignorant people
dehumanise you
yet in their world
nothing has been done wrong
ignorant people
seem to open doors
with surprising ease
could you tell me please
who gave ignorant people
all of the keys?
how is it they are in power
ignorant people
who have no feelings
and trample on yours
leave you hurt and reeling
yet they never pause
to consider you
ignorance is not bliss
only for them and not for us
it is like an affliction
ignorant people
should avoid me,
and go in another direction
yet ignorance is rife

James Garratt – Monday 26th July 1999

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