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The Feeling of Being Watched

The Feeling of Being Watched

written by: Paul Anthony Obey



They don’t like me, these watchers, these deviant spies,
As they gather some odd private facts,
They’d do better to read my paper column of lies,
To gauge the audience my words still attracts,

And I feel for the others, who feel my new pain,
New tormentors from behind their cruel desk,
Undeserving of breaches of privacy again,
Spinning lies that are ever more grotesque,

Why am I such a subject of their interest?
Just because some people can hear what I say,
In and out of fashion to most, like a dirty protest,
Scared of words, an alternative opinion, all the way,

Do they do it for some gain or mild perversion,
Believing in a cause of noble enmity,
Do they serve their own agenda of mild subversion?
Or are they just in all their wisdom, after me?

Paul Anthony Obey

Paul Anthony Obey

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.
Paul Anthony Obey

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