Failure is a Another Person’s Judgement – Written September 2008 (Aged 33)

Failure is Another Person’s Judgement

they treat me as a failure
my life a failure
my marriage breaking up as failure
in fact, for hope –
it appears, i had not a glimmer
then i realised –
to them, i was just a mirror
i was just reflecting their own failure
and once,
initial offence had passed
and i realised that all the questions –
came without answers,
event though i readily asked
it was then i realised that life was like that
and it would choke, as if it was a clasp
i could not live out their sadness
and all their failure
weighed down by visions of a hurtful past
they could have gotten to know me
but personal judgement has no free pass




James Garratt – September 2008


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


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 2008 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poetry-and-writing-2008/poems-july-2008/

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