Making Up For Lost Time (Originally Untitled) – Written Thursday 9th February 2017 (Aged 41)

Making Up For Lost Time

i have been making up for lost time
since i last had a watch
i have been rushing with an idea
that in reality, i should just stop –
or perhaps just slow down
i have found countryside –
whilst going to town
the days, now far away from here
when experience was something new
and yet, failure so near
when i first nested my hopes
and found that views are never that clear

i have been adding up the sums in my maths
carrying hand luggage,
with such heavy bags
we are all in need of a role model
but that never folds on me
if i had,
just one more step
my bereavement would not be waiting –
just to collect
arresting my self esteem as its chief suspect
pummel the imagination
light this electric brain
left on my own, i am almost fine
just tell me all about it once again




James Garratt – Thursday 9th February 2017


More poems at
  https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2017 here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2017/

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s