Distinction – Written August 2002 (Aged 27)


turn your back –
because there is a distinction
and it is in every chalk lined playground
of every school
some children will never change
and some will just break the rules
just by living
no need for bullying

turn your back –
some people are complex
but it does not mean that they are a mess
why go from a to b
when the alphabet extends to z
for some,
living will always be back to front

turn your back –
because there is a distinction
do not tie them to the chair
because they do not want to be there
for some there is only ever one way
life will come and then it goes
it never decides to stay

James Garratt – August 2002

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