Force of Opinion – Written May 2010 (Aged 35)

Force of Opinion

you seek to control me
supress my voice
limit my vocabulary
even my choice
i am the constant threat
to a world,
that reeks of death
i represent,
what stood up to you
i am not a silent child
i have a voice,
and that makes you wild
yet here i am,
in all my glitter and mud
i do not go away
and yet, you still seek control
over the what i saw
i let in the truth
likes sunlight into a darkened room
i ruse to accept
and be fed by the poisonous spoon
i will be here,
and i will not go away
i have force of opinion
and i always have something to say

James Garratt – May 2010

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