Sleeping Beauty – Written Monday 28th October 2002 (Aged 27)

Sleeping Beauty

can’t shake off the madness
so i went in search of silence
something that will not kill
if only i could reach out and touch
but it does not make sense
it is just far too surreal
i would like to know
just how it feels to be sleeping beauty
away from the madness
and immediate family
if i could take a lover with me
that would brighten the reality
can’t shake off the madness
a coat too heavy on my back
ability to communicate
something i feel i lack
their pain is just so strange
my heartfelt limp looks bizarre
because i do not seem to lame
can’t shake off this madness
the madness around me is so immense

James Garratt – Monday 28th October 2002

More poems at

More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here

More poems from 2002 here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s