Shut Out – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

Shut Out

leave me alone
i am not a medium
so cannot work out what you are on about
all i am trying to do is shut out
shut you out, till such time,
when i can sort out my head
it is bad enough trying to talk the living
let alone talk to the dead
i am listening with eyes both open and closed
it is like a bad joke,
one which i do not get
i want communication spiritually
but i am blind to your world
so make it easier when you speak to me
sometimes i am selfish
and i want to work it out
i want to know what it is all about
then i am shut out
shut you all out
from invading my head
have you ever heard the living?
and have you ever heard the dead?

James Garratt – February to June 1995

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