Like Father (Like Son) – Written Thursday 20th April 2006 (Aged 31)

Like Father (Like Son)

fine –
if i am, ‘rubbish’
as you keep telling me
as you constantly tell me…
i will walk away

fine –
if i really abused you
as you have accused me of
and i did, ‘nothing right’
if i was this, ‘nasty’ –
‘pond scum’ of a person
as you keep telling me

fine –
that is what i am,
i will just leave
i will be the bastard you want me to be
that is what i am
if that is what you believe

fine –
like father, like son
someone should –
wrestle the pistol from you
that permanent gun
always shooting your feet
that cannot be much fun




James Garratt – Thursday 20th April 2006


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 2006 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-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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