I will not bend, and so,
does that mean I should be broken?
Because to me bending is more painful than breaking,
is an endurance I am not prepared for.
Too often, the only attempt at making sense from death is suffering.
Too often, we believe that anything less in life is a blessing, is a gift.
Therefore, as we try to hold on to our perceptions,
of the expected,
of what it is to be satisfied; so it becomes...
time that dreams of the next minds,
of all the things we will not see.'I Will Not' can be found within Sam Rawlings' book of poetry Circle Time,
which is currently available from
the Lazy Gramophone
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