Not The Lifeboat I Once Was – Written March 2009 (Aged 34)

Not The Lifeboat I Once Was

i am sorry –
that i am swimming away from you
i am sorry –
that i am not the lifeboat i once was
i am sorry –
but feeling for you,
for over a decade and three
has been amazing
but personally, so costly
i am sorry –
i cannot be the lighthouse i should
you know, one day
i hope i can shine that light once again
and i know i would
if only i could…
i am sorry –
i just wanted you to understand
almost above all else
i thought you knew me
almost more than myself
i am sorry –
i have to swim away
i am sorry –
that i am not the lifeboat i once was




James Garratt – March 2009


More poems at
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 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/ 


More poems from 2009 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2009/

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