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Friday, 12 July 2013


Not picked….
Not chosen
Not held in high esteem
Not on everyone’s lips
Almost unclean

Not the dish of the day
Not even
The tasty scraps
Thrown away

Just someone
Way down a list
That quickly becomes shredded…

Applicant 21B
Please don’t care if your face didn’t fit
That you couldn’t fit into their box
Just remember your life is more than this
And it is they…. who have lost

©David R Mellor 2013

David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20's he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. I has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.


  1. Couldn't agree more! Well done for highlighting this.

  2. thank you little Nell and glad its stuck a cord

  3. Thanks miguel and thoughts to those cut a drift in Europe the tide will turn on those who caused it