Bomb – Written December 2000 (Aged 25)


i am afraid
afraid when it comes,
it is going to be easier to run
love, the end of the world
it feels just the same
a cynical person,
i am to blame

i am afraid
for those with statistics,
readers, friends, money
and the people who have supported them

i am afraid,
that they hold the keys
to life’s ultimate dreams
they win the world over

i am afraid
it is time to take cover
if the truth,
is a bomb waiting to go off
then really,
it is one that already has

James Garratt – December 2000

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I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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