I Am Not Perfect (Second Version) – Written October 2009 (Aged 34)

I Am Not Perfect (Second Version)

i am not perfect but this is my life
and i like it and the idea that –
just because you cannot –
see yourself as others do
means that they are right
and you are wrong
is the lifeboat for me something,
that never really came along
today i saw someone get caught,
someone not as foolish as me
but this is cheap
she stole a piece of me
which she is welcome to keep
the people who have sold the goods
false or otherwise
never find the truth
that lies beneath my eyes
i am not always –
going to say the right thing
or do the next best thing
but this is my life and this is how i live
i am here for you and i will give

James Garratt – October 2009

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