Rough and Tumble (Originally Untitled) – Written July 2009 (Aged 34)

Rough and Tumble

it feels like
i can do no right
i have taken the rough and tumble
of other peoples views
that is why
i hang onto you
what else can i do
those with their so called perfect lives
i know they are there
just sharpening their knives

it feels like
every decision i make is wrong
that all i do is good intention
but it upsets someone
and there is nothing
not a thing i can do
that is why
i hang onto you
my defences are low
i can fear every hole
but i know you will get it

James Garratt – July 2009

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