People Manipulate – Written Monday 22nd March 2021 (Aged 46)

People Manipulate

people manipulate
drawing out lines
and presenting cartoon like
characters of good and evil
we are meant to trust
and we are meant to believe
people manipulate
there is something in which
they believe
and surely, the means justify
the ends
but who are the good people
and who are my friends
i see people
with their passionate opinions
simply flex their opinion muscles
as they find themselves
in one more debate led tussle
they are right
and imagine everyone else
must be wrong
but all this
this righteous competition
it is just,
personal agendas and manipulation

James Garratt – Monday 22nd March 2021

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