Taking Back My Hands (Originally Untitled) – Written Thursday 20th April 2006 (Aged 31)

Taking Back My Hands

i saw them –
a sunset across the sea
coming home from fishing
coming home to me
if you cannot love me
or care for me
or respect me for who i am
forget it –
i will take back my hands
i will not be what people tell me
i will not play their games
i saw them –
and they knew my name
a sunset across the sea
and she said,
you have turned a corner
and i knew it was true
i had rediscovered my dignity
after watching it fall through
if you cannot love me
or try to care for me
or respect me for who i am
forget it –
i will make other plans
and i will take back these caring hands




James Garratt – Thursday 20th April 2006


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