So Much to Overcome – Written Sunday 30th May 1999 (Aged 24)

So Much to Overcome

so much to overcome
it is a never ending hurdle race
where the hurdles –
are ten foot high
so much to overcome
from when they were young
they have to be –
almost impossibly strong
so much to come to terms with
so much damage done
never really shown how to give

so much to overcome
so much with which they live
it is a mountain peak –
stretching to the moon
so much hurtful grief
the laughter and wit is there
but it is the silence that really speaks
so much to overcome
so much to come to terms with
it is hard when it has been done so young
it is hard for them to live




James Garratt – Sunday 30th May 1999


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