We Do Not Talk Anymore – Written July 2010 (Aged 35)

We Do Not Talk Anymore

we do not talk anymore
‘mental health’
we are all expected –
to carry on
holding our kitbag
singing the same song
joining in
to the society created
not mentioning
that we may not be elated
there is surprise –
in the glare
of the media eyes
when people do not fit
or feel that they belong
when we all –
have those feelings
instead we live in –
a consumption led society
we are as throwaway
as the goods we buy
yet we measure our success
in this disposable wealth
and still we do not talk about
‘mental health’




James Garratt – July 2010


More poems at
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More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2010 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2010/

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