A Broken Product of My Past – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

A Broken Product of My Past

i will not become
a broken product of my past
the relic of a bad time
for the last few months,
things have been hard
now though,
they are starting to look fine
and i do not think people realise
just how angry my past makes me
and the scars i have,
and the pain i feel still
i accept they will judge on what they see
not my past which is my tragedy
still i dream of stability
i am fed up of rollings seas
but despite the anger i still have
and the scars that will forever last
there is one thing i will not become
and that is, a broken product of my past
at an age considered to be so young
i will become strong because of it
i will not become weak
i will build upon my past
the foundations may have been weak
but i will make them strong
as i grow and as i learn
it is a hard task, but a worthwhile task
because that is better than becoming,
a broken product of my past




James Garratt – February to June 1995


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