Assessment – Written Tuesday 7th September 2010 (Aged 35)


assessment only works on evidence
and the abused –
may abuse back
it is often true
there seems to be something you lack
assumptions are not the evidence
which you feel you collect
you build up a picture
because you have respect
what will happen when the oppressed
become less repressed
and start to forge their own identity –
on the anvil of hope
assessment only works with evidence
and what you see
then what you learn
it is how you help and support
and one day it may be your hurt

James Garratt – Tuesday 7th September 2010

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