If You Tell Me – Written April 2004 (Aged 29)

If You Tell Me

if you tell me one more time
that i get nervous
i think i will scream
i will surely go crazy
and i have to –
tell you one more time
that i do not have these problems
i think i will go
and i will have to run away
it is plane insanity
i have never met someone,
or anyone like it
pushing me to boundaries
i never wanted to find
how many times,
must i keep telling you
you ask for honesty
and that is what you get
except, it is not what you want to hear
it is not what you expect
i am something different
and for you, i will never fit

James Garratt – April 2004

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