Often accepted, but never first choice
Always ignored for someone's louder voice
I finally realise, this is my lot:
Regarded as warm, I will never be 'hot'.
I had some dreams a long time ago.
Where did they vanish to? I'd like to know.
I've tried to help and I've done it for free
But where are the people who'll do it for me?
My talent's not great, I know that, at last
And the dreams that I cherished have faded so fast.
So when I am dead - you'll forget in a trice,
On my headstone, the legend " Here's Lil, she was 'nice',
But she couldn't be special or brilliant or cool
So she died, as she lived, a romantic old fool.
Not cut out for winning when put to the test
Accepting her fate was to be second-best."
Today a book was 'made private' by the moderators on Authonomy because the content of one of the chapters was considered unsuitable.
I had read and backed the book in question and while I agree that the contents of said chapter were very strong indeed, the book was clearly labelled as ADULT.
So what makes it unsuitable? Well it's political if you ask me. The book deals with child abuse and pornography, and with that nasty case going on at the moment, it could be seen as too close for comfort. Well, it certainly wasn't a comfortable read, but it was expertly written and clearly reflects what goes on in some dark corners of our society. Art mirroring life.
Hope they reconsider. We can censor ourselves. If you don't appreciate it, don't read it.