This is a Zoo – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and November 1994 (Aged 18/19)

This is a Zoo

we live and die
no one tells us why
and when we are in pain
does anyone to our side
i think it is time to take it
take it a little easier
life is here to stay
the pain is high
nothing may come your way
and the work that you do
may not pay,
and we never know why
but we are alive
and that is all that matters
when we look inside
what do we expect to find?
how aware are we?
how full are our minds?
i am going to set myself free
and get out of this cage
none of us know what to do
we are are exhibits, and this is a zoo

James Garratt – 1994

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