Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sue Coates, Or Else

Sue

This email, which you may want to forward to friends has gone to the blog too (using the blind copy option, so that your friends don't get the email address from which they might write directly to the blog!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843odEIFlUw


OR ELSE!!
 
I am not ready to be born.
I want to stay where I am for a few more days,
But the system says that it is time.
My mother must comply.
Or else.
So I am dragged with violence into the world.
 
I am not ready to leave my mother.
I want to stay where I am for a few more months,
But the system says that it is time.
My mother must comply.
Or else.
So I am dragged with violence into school.
 
My eyes are not ready to see these images.
They want to play for a few more terms,
But the system says that it is time.
I must comply.
Or else.
So they are dragged with violence to the violent screen.
 
I am not ready to sit all these exams.
I want to learn for a few more terms,
But the system says that it is time.
I must comply.
Or else.
So my brain is squeezed with violence into boxes where it does not fit.
 
I am not ready to submit my body.
I want to stay innocent for a few more years,
But the advertising world says that it is time.
I must comply.
Or else.
So answers are forced with violence to questions I have not yet asked.
 
Or else.
Or else what?
Or else what?
OR ELSE WHAT?
 
NOW I am ready
Ready to think.
I must NOT comply.
OR ELSE…. I AM LOST
 
 
Sue Coates
10.09.2011. after the first day of Maria’s course

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