It Should Not Be This Way – Written Tuesday 20th January 2004 (Aged 28)

It Should Not Be This Way

it should not be this way
somehow unprofessional
with me on the outside
you were right all along
because i am always aware
inside i can be a ticking bomb
never quite made it,
whether it be out of the trench
or to a sweet arrival on a park bench
my loose change my only modesty
that saves us all from light
and a shaky reality
it should not be this way
a wry smile and one eye always open
never taking seriously what i see
when i should be expressing
what so many mean to me




James Garratt – Tuesday 20th January 2004




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