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

New Start

time waits, slowly i travel
i never know where i am going
i feel things are so strange
this is a climax,
to a very strange life
i have always felt i was a loser
with no chance for me to begin
now with you, i win
i feel that i have become involved –
in a bigger fantasy
one, that not even –
i could have imagined
some days are strange, some days are you
i have been putting myself down, all my life
i could never believe i was right
now with tears on my face
i could cry for the happiness i have found
i want to tell the world i feel good
so bloody good,
and if go back two or three years
i would never have believed i could
i do not want to touch anything
in case this a dream and i wake up
things will not always be perfect
i would not be living life if they was
but i know they can be the best
and that make up for so many of the bad times
it gives life, an almost fairness
but still i am here,
i am not going to become careless,
still i care

James Garratt – 1994

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