Be Yourself? – Written Monday 23rd October 2000 (Aged 25)

Be Yourself?

your advice
was, ‘to be myself’
but how can that be true?
when it was not good enough for you
should have been somebody else
a scapegoat perhaps?
so you advice,
was well meant,
but ill kept,
i am scared of losing her
because she is so special
i want to feel like this
your advice was strange
she is a friend who is inviting me in
in from this cold
pass on that truth
it needs to be told
she reassures me everyday
that is her way
i do not need your advice
no, not today

James Garratt – Monday 23rd October 2000

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