If I Had Lived Your Life – Written Sunday 7th July 2021 (Aged 27)

If I Had Lived Your Life

if i had lived your life
if i did not have this chip on my shoulder
would you have been so quick to judge
would it have been warmer instead of being colder
would i have had a soft bed instead of this boulder

if i had lived your life
would you have approved
would you have given an open armed welcome
instead of a quick bruise
when that reminds what it is like to lose

if i had lived your life
if i had not got this streak of passion
lashing like hard rain against my brain
all this mental rushing
all this insubstantial pain

if i had lived your life
would you have helped me onto the train
instead of pushing me off the tracks
would i have been given the guest room
instead of the dungeon and the rack




James Garratt – Sunday 7th July 2002


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2002 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2002/

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