Reflecting – Most Likely Written Sometime Between September and November 1994 (Aged 19)


little children, all grown up now
we have known each other
since, ‘way back when’,
now we have grown from children –
to, ‘men’
it is just a new set of problems
even if it is the same old dream
things are quite weird
i could have never believed
things would turn out like this
it has been hard
but i have never turned things down
i take what i can,
i will take the good things around
it seems like yesterday
that we knew absolutely nothing
and perhaps it is not much today
but we are here, learning all the time
it is growing up,
reflecting on the way things have gone
those rainy days
those days when the sun shone
now we have gotten a little bit older
we are no longer, so young

James Garratt – 1994

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