The Learning Journey – Written December 2003 (Aged 28)

The Learning Journey

i have learnt more about him
in the last week –
then i have learnt –
in my twenty eight years
and i have learnt,
that it,
has always been a reign of tears
a field of excuses
and wasted years
if i could erase it all
i would pull you near
but we are just the children
dealing with the past
and other people’s mistakes
broken ovens,
and too many burnt cakes
no redeeming features
his life hollow and fake
what is there to bury?
when someone’s life,
dies a long time ago
i have learnt more –
and i have been so touched
by the words you have written

James Garratt – December 2003

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