Empty – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)


i feel so empty, i know –
if i looked inside myself
i would fall in
and i would fall forever
into an eternal tunnel
me and darkness, together
there is nothing near
and as i search and as i scream
i wonder, where do i go from here?
because it is so empty
the values i hold
have no longer come true
its as if i have really grown up
and the innocence of childhood
has, sadly, gone away
i feel different to the person
the person i was yesterday
what is it all worth
i never thought i could have –
what the others have
but i can, i can be like you
and now i am, i feel so so empty,
i do not know what to do
i felt so good about you
i thought it was fully of emotion
but it was nothing of the sort
it was loveless,
and the emotion all bought
i feel so empty, inside and out
inside, i have died, so empty

James Garratt – 1994

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