Take a Look – Written Thursday 28th May 2020 (Aged 45)

Take a Look

life kidnaps your innocence
did you not know?
have a look, take a look
write your book and become a novelty show
i was twenty five once
and then it all started to go
have a look, take a look
write your book and perform a show
i was twenty five once
and then, at thirty I had lost my hope
slowly eroded,
by people and events
someone i had loved
went from intentioned to well meant
and we drowned in my nightmares
which had once been a future jointly dreamt
have a look, take a look
i wrote that book and she would always know
that i sullied the puddles of our hope
when i took our sun and turned it to snow
i was twenty five once
and then that person left
taken hostage and never returned
my ransom collected, my briefcase left
but all it did was burn
and the stone wheels slowly turned
write a book, make your show
add water to your running stream
and when you row that boat,
accept the chaos and progression of dreams
i was twenty five once




James Garratt – Thursday 28th May 2020


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


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