Ancient Words – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

Ancient Words

i wrote a book
of words tortured and burnt
from the elders of clans
who had travelled and learnt
over so many lands
this was so long ago
through centuries of pain and disease
of wind, rain and snow
we have fought
and scrapped just to know
this book was binded by wisdom
and browned by an ancient sun
as it lay gathering dust
it was about codes of honour
and bonds of trust
this was wrote in another life
with the emotional help
of an emotional flight
it was in an emotional fight
i was shown it once again
tears well up in my eyes
i remember how we fought to avoid the pain
how some people had died
and some said it was in vane
because they could not accept change
the notion of full circle
that the world will not always be the same
you have just got to look
just take a look at the ancient words
those in any book
and you will see it is not so absurd
it is all there, in the ancient words

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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