Does Anyone Think? – Written Tuesday 7th November 2006 (Aged 31)

Does Anyone Think?

does anyone think
they have the right –
to walk into a life,
choose the colours
define black and white
show me the odds,
sort the odds and sods
does anyone think
that forced ideals
will become real
for those on the receiving end
does anyone think?
really does anyone think?
my life is my own
it has taken a lot of effort
to get this shape,
most of that is not perfection
it is the result of mistakes
does anyone think
that sticks and stones
will break my bones
and lead to mental torture
i will not be sold
to the hangman’s daughter
does anyone think?

James Garratt – Tuesday 7th November 2006

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