The Curse of Self Awareness – Written March 2003 (Aged 28)

The Curse of Self Awareness

i have been there
i have seen every face that can be seen
i know me,
i know exactly what is wrong
and what is right
there are no insults
there are no jibes
that if correct, i am not aware of
i have seen people
i have removed the make up
and turned them so that they catch the light
i know me,
i know why i am not further forwards
and why it is all so different
why i struggle to be adored
why, despite my life, i remain so flawed
i have been there
i have seen every place and every face
and i know exactly who they are




James Garratt – March 2003


More poems at
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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 2003 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2003/

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