Is This Growing Up – Written Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)

Is This Growing Up

whatever happened –
to being innocent and naïve
when i thought it would be easy
that is what i used to believe
whatever happened –
to playing in the dirt
going out, a kiss and a cuddle
and trying to flirt
that first kiss…
trying to score
but always managing to miss
getting drunk for the first time
falling in love endlessly
always trying
whatever happened –
to those days we seem to miss
is this growing up? i suspect it is

James Garratt – 1994

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