Old – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and November 1994 (Aged 18/19)


i am scared of what i am feeling
i know it,
i have started to grow up
i no longer seem to be so small
but i am scared, scared,
that i will have to be responsible…
i want to go back to those days
and i cannot believe that they have gone
everything has changed
and although i am still young
there is no way that i am the same
the rules used to seem simple
it was much easier to play the game
me and you meeting again,
we had grown up
and we had grown apart
it was hard to believe –
that once you had stolen my heart
i think i liked being naïve
but i guess, for our, we can only grieve
whatever happened to us
we used to want to change the world
we used to be full of life
have we really got old?
or is it we notice when youth starts to hide

James Garratt – 1994

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