Intrepidation – Written Thursday 16th October 2013 (Aged 38)

Intrepidation

where did this anxiety come from
did it walk in –
as they slipped out
what happened to younger days
when it was fine to scream and shout
when did this fear seep in?
did it happen –
when their life force slipped away
and it came knocking –
on the saddest of days
i used to leap from place to place
now i sit at the table
and mumble my way through grace
when did this caution seep in
was it when –
i threw caution to the wind
and all the medals i had –
i gave to a friend
where do i go
when others show doubt
my eyelids can be heavy
and my soul starts to pout
i have done what i only ever could
and there are rules that we all flout
as cautions grips me, i try to be good




James Garratt – Thursday 16th October 2013


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2013 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2013/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s