One

by Richard on September 2, 2007

It’s an undisputed fact that I’m not much of a lad for poems and stuff, but I’m not entirely soulless. Honestly, I’m not. Philistine, possibly.
My friend Andy sent me this poem of his, complete with permission to publish it here, which I’m glad to do.

One

One,
I am One,
One of those,
One of them,
A gay man, One in ten,
Mentally ill, One in four,
A Christian, One in twenty-five?
Disabled, One of how many?
On benefit, One of so many,
A fraction, of a fraction,
Divided within a fraction,
But I am One,
And I count,
And you; my friend, are One, too.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Kim 09.02.07 at 10:25 pm

You forgot “One of us“.

A splendid effort, Andy. Thanks.

2

ee 09.04.07 at 9:12 am

Very good. Could you send me Andy’s contact details Richard? I’d like to use this poem in a disability awareness/diversity course that I run at work.

3

Richard 09.04.07 at 11:19 am

I believe Andy has emailed you this morning.

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