Just One Oar – Written September 2007 (Aged 32)

Just One Oar

like so many –
when reached out too
there is a defensive reaction
scared and unsure
when we tried to reach out
they searched for a door
like so many
as a child, always put down
never told to stand tall
put down by the petty
and the cruel
never told that they are special
at home made to feel so small
like so many
any help is refused
because the moment trust is lost
they feel used
even though the options were laid out
and they could choose
like so many
left to use just one oar
defensive and hiding
looking for a door
stuck like the needle
misjudging the way forwards

James Garratt – September 2007

More poems at

More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here

More poems from 2007 here https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2007/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s