I Had to Tell You (Originally Untitled) – Written December 2000 (Aged 25)

I Had to Tell You

i had to tell you
things have always felt the same
and when he threatened me,
who am i to blame
your beauty like our feeling
has always been the same
i had to tell you
that, after six years
it was still wonderful, though not new
i had to,
i had to tell you
i looked into those eyes
and that smile captivated me,
i have been its prisoner for years
i should have realised
and then it mattered, held you near
i had to tell you
that i am still dreaming
and i am still a ship, still sailing
just waiting to be boarded
and when it comes to you
compliments are easily afforded
i had to tell you




James Garratt – December 2000


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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2000 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2000/

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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