Tone Deaf – Written March 2021 (Aged 46)

Tone Deaf

people tend to be tone deaf
that is why
cannot sing from the same hymn sheet
it is out of fashion
or seen as the worst
and the generations before
seem stumped, when asked to put others first

a generation
who act like they won all our wars
but they never actually fought
yet they benefited from the sacrifices of others
but it is personal glory that is sought
and there is no acknowledgment
of the privilege
bestowed upon them
the collectivism that they enjoyed

James Garratt – March 2021

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