Approval and Reassurance – Written Thursday 16th July 2020 (Aged 45)

Approval and Reassurance

these people look externally
for approval and reassurance
there is chaos and insecurity
of which there is no cure
that is, what makes us so insecure
it is harder to look at yourself
rummage under your stairs
check every shelf
but is that where the answer is?
inside with a place of self
where failure does not collide
and confidence can turn tides
but it is hard,
because when you look inside
it’s like searching for beautiful fauna
but all that you find
is a deadly dose of your own life trauma
people look externally
but all there is chaos and not knowns
finding relsience inside,
when it has barely been shown

James Garratt – Thursday 16th July 2020

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