The Butcher’s Shop – Written Monday 3rd June 2013 (Aged 38)

The Butcher’s Shop

do not become like them
let them stand –
in a butcher’s shop
examining joints of meat
do not let them –
leave you feeling incomplete
they have to sort out –
their reasons and their opinions
and maybe,
meet up with their feelings
they could turn to you –
and they could present loving open arms
do not become like them
let them stand in other places
whilst the bitter sweet soap of the past
reaches out to clean their face
we all have baggage
some just have a few more cases
do not become like her –
a prisoner of their own intelligence
they locked all the doors –
the vagueness of niceness
which fails to clip bitterness and its claws
love life,
as difficult as that can be
as difficult as grief,
which whips up the stormiest seas
be love, be loved, be very loved

James Garratt – Monday 3rd June 2013

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