Society

by Joseph Kerr   Aug 29, 2018


We spend our lives, fitting in
Don’t be too fat, don’t be too thin
Go to church and told “do not sin”

We go to school, so that we can learn
To go do a job, so that we can earn
To build us a life, get a car, house and wife too

But all this time, where are you?
Don’t forget the you, aged only 5
You were young, you were brave, foolish, alive

Free to imagine the World without bounds
Without the same World, bringing you down

So when you are 40, tired out and stressed
Recall the times when you played and you dressed
As Pirates, Ballerinas, Heros, the Queen!

Remember
Life is not yet as good as it could have been

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Not substandard at all, Joe and on this site, you'll find plenty of people who will help and encourage you along the way.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Joseph Kerr

      Thank you Ben
      I am troubled by many aspects of my life and found force-feeding in knowledge helped, these days letting out more so.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A warm welcome to the site.

    This is a cutting reminder of all the things we can lose sight of too easily as adults.

    All the very best and I look forward to reading more of your work,

    Ben

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Joseph Kerr

      Thank you Ben
      I am just venturing into poetry so hoping my work is not substandard
      Regards
      Joe