Children Are Not First Prize – Written March 2009 (Aged 34)

Children Are Not First Prize

i am amused by the competition
but children are not a possession
just as they are not a prize
nor do they bolster your defences
or erase the ego bloated pride
i am amused by peoples views
she is not my own,
and she has a life
i should not walk into
but she is so bright
and gives my hope a natural glow
she puts right so many things
that of which i should have let go
she is a mascot of hopes and dreams
i feel a sense of destination
and understanding of deeper feelings
i am saddened by the competition
children are not a prize
just as they are not a possession
so do people gorge on bloated pride?




James Garratt – March 2009


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