A Sense of Sandcastles.
I wonder why people want to be right;
not to do right or kindness
but be seen as correct?
Why do they want to impose their values;
not to share dreams or visions
but force all to comply?
I build my sandcastle the way I like;
as the sea swirls round
I watch it crumble and erode.
Why do they want to kick it down
not build something of their own?
Michele Brenton on National Poetry Day 6th October 2011