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Talking to Myself

if I say that I don’t need you
the clothes you wear aren’t cool
laugh when I should hold you
make you feel a fool
if I’m angry and irrational
and nothing seems to help
I don’t expect you to forgive me
but I’m talking to myself

if I say that you don’t ‘get’ me
even though that’s wrong
make you feel inadequate
dismiss your favourite song
if I tell you you’re not special
like everybody else
I don’t expect you to forgive me
but I’m talking to myself

© Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow

Matt is a poet and primary school teacher from Manchester. His poems have been published in magazines and anthologies worldwide. Matt’s high-energy performances and workshops have delighted, excited and enthused thousands of children (and adults!) in schools, libraries and bookshops across the UK. You can book Matt for your school by contacting him mattgoodfellowpoet@hotmail.com