Peace and Quiet – Written Saturday 30th November 2002 (Aged 27)

Peace and Quiet

the peace and quiet
broken only by my boots
the loved and the lost
weak at the roots
the shorn and the jaded
an empty pocket
a space invaded
the crunch of earth
beneath human feet
the horizon we so long for
just to feel complete
the understanding of the few
the genius for which many long
the forgotten prayer
the ill gained song
the peace and quiet
i long to feel
is mighty and it is strong
and so often not real

James Garratt – Saturday 30th November 2002

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