Purpose in My Stride- Written August 2008 (Aged 33)

Purpose in My Stride

people like you –
who attack me,
well, v i know it is a cliché
but in a way,
it does make me stronger
your put downs
and your cruel jibes
put a purpose –
into my stride

people like you –
people who tell lies
and spread untruths
it shows me –
that dreams –
or stolen or sadly lost
when i am with those
that love and care for me
i am always reminded –
that your poison
is just that, poison
and that poison is yours

James Garratt – August 2008

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