Born a Baby Boomer

in an only used on Sundays front roomer baby

but rumour has it I made a dramatic entrance

as I was forceped into that front room

and our symbiotic discordant screams

ricocheted round heavy curtains and dark furniture

But I was made a good girl

a well-behaved with knees nagged together when I sat sort of girl

didn’t speak till spoken to polite girl

seen and not heard quiet girl

sweet  smiling guarded part of the wallpaper girl

abused and beaten afraid of life and shadows girl 

ready to break loose growing girl……….ready steady ……