Patrick Wescott

Rookie (10/01/1970 / Webster, New Hampshire)

Untitled (Ix) (1993) - Poem by Patrick Wescott

Do you understand what you hear?
Can you afford to see the truth?
Look past your preconceptions,
forget the stories told from a thousand lips.

Do you see what its like to be trapped?
To play a hand forced upon you?
Imagine your childhood, ripped away,
replaced by a harsh reality.
No chance to experience or learn,
just sudden realization of the truth.

Live in a place where truth is false,
and lies are reality.
Spoken by others,
yet forced on you to live.

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Comments about Untitled (Ix) (1993) by Patrick Wescott

  • (8/19/2006 6:10:00 AM)

    Fair enough to have this piece of yours - a good poem, indeed - untitled. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2005

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