Eye Contact – Written Monday 6th November 2006 (Aged 31)

Eye Contact

eye contact
that inherent shyness
forced to look away
made to feel worthless
parents found in a garage sale
feelings destined to fail
uncomfortable in peoples presence
told that i was worthless
somehow looking to accept
in the eyes of others
seems to remind me
of that time i had to look away

eye contact
that inherent shyness
that some have cruelly –
hauled me over hot coals for
people who should know more
the cracks in my ceramic
have dulled with time
my crippling shyness
my overactive mind
my innermost feelings
which i have never worked so hard
just to overcome




James Garratt – Monday 6th November 2006


More poems at
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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/poems-april-2006/

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