Wellbeing (Originally Untitled) – Written Friday 20th January 2006 (Aged 30)


i needed it
these last few days
i have been variable between moods
like my mental health
is truly on the line
a friend is helping me
a work colleague sat me down
and set it free
i needed it,
i have been an absolute pain
wallowing in self pity
veering between lanes
i have always thought of myself
as an independent being
here i am though, learning,
i need their feelings
i needed it
needed someone to tell me
compared to others,
i am at least half sane
holding onto me
letting out all of the pain
feeling small
in the shadow of my frame

James Garratt – Friday 20th January 2006

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