Not one of us is born to be different,
It’s upbringing that shapes our style,
Like religious bigotry desperate to change,
Or the liberalisation of everything,
We form our alliances and stick to our own,
Turned on by ever disparate pastimes,
Until a crisis of conscience alters our thoughts, we play out our fears for real,
Then the time comes to reflect on our beliefs, ever righter along the way,
All based on lies, half-truths, and fears,
Moving closer to our ultimate aims, solitary life and weaving a path oft travelled,
Who do we have to prove what to?
While living our fulfilling lives, kept alive by medicines paid for in blood,
Hiding in the shadows from harm,
Realising that the fight isn’t worth it.
The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.
Paul has worked within the Social Housing environment for all his adult life in one guise or another, but has recently decided to write full time to share a view and hopefully inspire reaction in others to take another look at life, beyond the confines of self, question the generally accepted truth and make the World a better place for everyone. One step at a time!
My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.