The Way of Things – Written December 1994 (Aged 19)

The Way of Things

this is the way of things
someone else’s dreams
and special things

sometimes i do not see –
the wood for the trees
it eats at your soul
loneliness is a common disease

it gets worse as you become old
little children with minds of hate
stripped of their childhood
by a world that is not prepared to wait

this is the way of things
paranoia and senseless beings
a ghost by the fire
a sightless seeing

taking the mind higher
it is that special knowledge
that we seek to acquire

James Garratt – December 1994

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