Coping – Written Wednesday 19th May 2021 (Aged 46)

Coping

coping, it is never really explained
its veneer
of pain
its core
of shame

what is coping
it is never really explained
i was never told as a child

and as you are windswept
by blind hope
you are told
you will cope

but coping is never really explained
you are just told
you will cope
and then you stumble
into adulthood
barely prepared
and ill-equipped
you are told that you will cope
even though you are in bits

coping, it is just a word
but its meaning is permanently blurred




James Garratt – Wednesday 19th May 2021


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


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