How I Was Made to Feel – Written Thursday 27th August 2020 (Aged 45)

How I Was Made to Feel

i am not different
i was made to feel different
i am not clever
i just would not accept
being made to feel stupid
i am not resistant
but i was made to be stubborn
when others decided
i would easily give up
i am not lonely
i was assumed to be lonely
by virtue of not agreeing
i am not angry
i just raised my voice
because no one was listening
i am only –
ever other people’s perceptions
all their prejudices,
of which people have a collection
we all pick and choose
from a personal selection
i am not out on my own
i just refused to let others determine
my direction




James Garratt – Thursday 27th August 2020


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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2020 here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2020/

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