I Am Not Your Identity – Written Wednesday 15th November 2006 (Aged 31)

I Am Not Your Identity

some people need their own identity
yet, they try to take others
and when that does not work
they will create their own
even if that really does hurt
some people need their own identity
somehow, in their life
being them has been overlooked
no chance to build confidence
i am not your identity,
i have my own

conditions and disorders,
they are not your identity
i am sorry if you feel so alone
and i am sorry,
that part of you is never really home
some people need their own identity
and they try to copy others
i looked for mine,
in alcohol, play and distant lovers
then i got lost in my mind
but from under held down covers
it became clear over time
some people need their own identity




James Garratt – Wednesday 15th November 2006


More poems at
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 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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