No Apologies – Written Thursday 4th April 2002 (Aged 27)

No Apologies

i am sorry,
i do not fit the bill
for all your pomp and glory
there is a gap that cannot be filled
a nest of insecurities,
hides behind a dream of iron will

i am sorry,
that i did not come up to scratch
but on that score,
you are just one of plenty
i am sorry the door has a faulty latch
and i am sorry for the way you feel
but i never claimed to be the greatest catch

i am sorry,
that precious dreams sailed past
that i was not the prince from the story
and that only disappointment turned up
when you wanted something exemplary
it seems i am not smooth and only ever rough

i am sorry,
but here i am
and it you loss i am afraid
take you ticket and notice the clamp
it is time to take those views away
i did not drop my dreams through the letterbox
i am carried by the day




James Garratt – Thursday 4th April 2002


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