As One – Written Sunday 23rd December 2001 (Aged 26)

As One

i am sure if we stood,
as one
they would stop all this
i cannot even trust a smile
it seems to come with such force
and i have a suspicion –
that it was learnt on a training course

as one,
we could change everything
everything we are seeing
everything we are feeling
it is a shame that we just cannot change
a shame,
that we are just human beings
our greatest failing of all
isn’t it cruel

but i am hating the hatred
that spreads like a disease
it has bought all our hope down
it has pulled it to its knees
i am sure if we stood as one
we could change things or at least, someone

James Garratt – Sunday 23rd December 2001

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