Back on the Wheel – Written Monday 6th December 1999 (Aged 24)

Back on the Wheel

another three years of depression
a few glasses of alcohol
then it is back on the wheel
till it falls off its spindle again
sharp periods of pain,
although brief in their length
just waiting till they come round again
you climb to the top
and you feel so good
taking in all of the view
and for a while, life is easy
as you give advice for free
but you eventually fall down
fall to the bottom and then into the sea
trying hard not to drown
suddenly that advice is not so golden
another cycle on the wheel
be ignorant or break the rules
and life will break your dreams
so it is back on the wheel

James Garratt – Monday 6th December 1999

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