I saw the hatred within you. You loathed the ground on which I stood
There wasn’t an ounce of compassion there. Your heart was carved from wood
Why was I a terrible burden to you and was it badness you saw?
For I am not a bad person, sir I am timid and nothing more
Why was I a simple target and a boy you could shove about?
Damaging years of mistreatment left me lost and filled with doubt
The years have moved by and life is a different ball game now
I am a tailor Mr Hopps, and you seem lost somehow
It’s like your mind is damaged, you are a vacant lonely soul
Years of hating and violence have finally taken their toll
I am a married now and my family need me most
You have become a shadow of a man. You are a visible ghost.
This poem is based on my brand new novel, ‘Kith and Kin’ you can download it from Amazon for a small donation of £1 by clicking on the following links-
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