Life by Committee

Everyone has smiles on faces,
All say they are trying to do their best.
A future is decided by committee,
It’s the best choice for one and all.

Did they listen to the one it concerns?
The one sat quietly in the corner.
Observing without taking part,
All voices louder than hers.

Agreements are made, hands are shook.
More smiley faces as names are signed.
Papers pass from folder to folder,
All designed to make life easy.

Who has to live this decision?
Not those signatures, that’s for sure.
She sits quietly, on her own,
They are adults, they know best.

Now the room is quiet again,
She stares at artwork on the wall.
Lost in a time and place of her own,
Accepting her fate, resigned.

©2011 Trevor Litchfield
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4 Comments

  1. The child. Overlooked, not asked or consulted, just her fate decided upon by they who think they know best…and only time will tell, her time !! Well written Trevor, xPenx

    • WOW, that was quick Pen, I’d only just published that 🙂

      Yes, sadly I witnessed something like this today and just had to get it out of my system.

  2. yikes. really grim, Trevor. sadly, really true as well.

    good that is out of your system.

    pensive way to start the day, thank you.

    • My apologies if I got you off to a pensive start Bex, that certainly wasn’t my intention. What I witnessed bore no relation to what I wrote (I was the silent one in real life) but my mind took me in this direction once I sat down to write.

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