I Said My Goodbyes – Written February 2009 (Aged 33)

I Said My Goodbyes

i said my goodbyes
had not seen him for many years
sat in the car
and remembered my fears
then i closed my eyes
and i rolled back the years
i walked up the path
and posted my goodbye
the cold and the past
stung my eyes
i put my hands in my pockets
and i said my goodbyes
now he has gone
many years, so many years
when we walked to school
when we played outside
in and out of each others houses
and now you have died
i had not seen them for many years
but, still, somewhere inside
childhood and memories survive
i cannot believe this is goodbye

James Garratt – February 2009

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