Memories of Jasmine – Written November 1994 (Aged 19)

Memories of Jasmine

memories of jasmine
memories of things i have done
things, before i was young
when i did not seem to care
but now i am older
and i need people like you, just there
to stop life getting colder
it is not fair, it is full or irony
you have to make the best –
of what you have got
the best you can
life will always be full of things
we never fully understand
memories of jasmine
memories of happy times
when nothing seemed to matter
when you have a vision of a better thing
i can only sleep now
not daring to wake as i dream
you know what i think
but it only goes as far as you want
it stops as soon as you open your eyes
when you look at me, and say, don’t
then what i want, just dies
but i am not left like a ghost
i am still speaking to you tomorrow
and that so much more than most
memories of jasmine
memories of which i dream




James Garratt – November 1994


More poems at
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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 1994 here
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