Another Dab on the Canvas – Written December 1999 (Aged 24)

Another Dab on the Canvas

i feel different now
older, younger, kind of mixed up
but i have really changed
i feel as if i have been gone for a long time
longer than these few weeks
but i feel different
so different, well that is the hand
the special life that has touched me
like some kind of fantasy
mixed up magic spell
ornate, believable wishing well
i can now tell,
that things are different now
change like a sun
a sun that now burns bright
a starlit beautiful night
free from air pollution
i can feel you at the moment
a complex problem with a simple solution
i feel different now
i have been changed
another dab of colour on the canvas
the crazy canvas of my life
colours dark and now colours bright

James Garratt – December 1999

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