Taking a Match – Written Approx. Late 1993 or January 1994 (Aged 18)

Taking a Match 

no one ever told me 
that was world,
was not so good 
not when i was young
i just took it for granted
and when i see my father cry 
respect is all i ever wanted 
there i was,
going to school with people
you thought,
would never be right
then meeting and realising 
if you had been together
it would have been alright 
now, everything is okay 
i am so much older now
the night has dawned into a new day
and yet,
i am still so eager to learn 
i have taken a match to my past
and i am going to watch it burn 
and you can see,
that i am still working 
on a totally emotional level 
but the truth is,
i am learning to deal with people 

James Garratt – 1993/1994

More poems at

More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
The Boy Behind The Glasses: An Introduction
More poems from 1993 and 1994 here https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-1993/ https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-1994/

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