I Bite My Tongue – Written Tuesday 20th April 1999 (Aged 24)

I Bite My Tongue

i bite my tongue
words by the bucket load
but words i cannot say
i am not photo quality
and i have an opinion
on this quirky reality

i bite my tongue
they judge me as i look
i look at them as they act so young
i enjoy not fitting in
but when i can take no more
when i get cold outside
then i start to knock on the door
asking to be let in

i bite my tongue
they treat me like an idiot
they demand respect
they scream like babies
they are people i would rather not meet
i bite my tongue
and just try to forget

James Garratt – Tuesday 20th April 1999

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