Faith – Written Saturday 25th September 1999 (Aged 24)


people take a lot of things
and often they seem fake
that seems to be,
the nature of human beings
but it is always faith,
that is what they take the most
you lose faith in people
and your self belief in people is lost
people do not seem to realise that
or even understand the cost
so yes, people steal the faith
the faith that you put in them
the belief that under it all
they can see who you are
and that you are worth something
but they never do,
people can seem so lucid
but they will strip away every part of you
and they rarely see beyond your face
i am sorry for being cynical but it is true
they have stolen my faith in them
but, what else can i do?

James Garratt – Saturday 25th September 1999

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