They Ride Racehorses – Written November 2013 (Aged 38)

They Ride Racehorses

driven people,
we all live with them
although ambition is overrated
the pursuit of goals
it is something to behold
it is not me
they ride racehorses
i clamber onto foals
they dominate premarked courses
i am never sure of goals

driven people
guts on the line
focused, almost blind
that unflattering self belief
or is it self determination
with a better set of teeth
i could be ambitious
but a streak of laziness
streaks across my lands
maybe it was school
perhaps it was how i learnt

James Garratt – November 2013

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