Matthew Routledge

Rookie (1989 / March)

I Have Never Been One Of Them - Poem by Matthew Routledge

i have never been the same
as anyting i should be
i fit in no box
and i have no label

i will not be placed
or seated in a line of identical dolls
i will not play by the rules
i will not wear your uniform

i will not fight your battles
i will never be seen supporting you
and i will not fly your banner
or your flag

if i fly a flag
it will be my flag
the flag covered in the blood and tears
of those few brave souls that challenged you

i will take my sword
i will take my armour
and i shall march against you
until the end

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Comments about I Have Never Been One Of Them by Matthew Routledge

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (9/23/2017 1:18:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and very lovely poem 10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (12/23/2004 5:04:00 AM)

    My kind of philosophy unde the banner 'My Way'.
    Very good poem besides.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 23, 2004



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