Where Have They Gone? – Written Tuesday 15th February 2005 (aged 29)

Where Have They Gone?

where have they gone?
youth was wasted on me
it held me tight
and never set me free
it acted like the night
and would not let me be
where have the days gone?
each one –
little more than a raindrop
quickly washed away
from the pavements i walked on
from the memories i have
where has all the time gone?
i try to look forwards
and find the sanctuary in me
but it is hard not to miss times
when everything felt carefree
youth was wasted on me
it came but i never saw it leave
it was alive and then it died
but i never had the chance to grieve

James Garratt – Tuesday 15th February 2005

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