Conformity – Written Thursday 5th November 2015 (Aged 40)


you must not speak out
that is,
not what this is all about
you must toe that line
and grab the rope –
with both hands
simple values you see
you have to understand
that you must not,
deviate from the script
if you do,
you will be labelled insane
or even thick,
it’s a checklist life
and a tick box personality
do what you are told
and then,
you may come in from the cold

James Garratt – Thursday 5th November 2015

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