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

Ink Proof

you asked me,
do i write about you
this is ink proof that i do,
but what can i say
i never see you from day to day
but i know –
you are living life to the full
so i cannot complain
you are always going forwards
never looking back
you show me a whole new world
where grown ups
do not have to be old
jo, you are strange
do you have a spirit looking over you
i know you do,
but what is its name
would you have painted the sky blue
or would it have been like your life
many colours
some dull, but some really bright
getting to know you
it is a journey
certainly you are not see through
and i am learning all the time
i have done something i shouldn’t
but if the circumstances arise
i am not saying i would not
keep on going
i am sure you mean no harm
i am hoping just to do my own thing
this one is for you
for you, someone i know

James Garratt – 1994

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