I Am Not The Tears You Cry – Written February 2001 (Aged 25)

I Am Not The Tears You Cry

i am not the person you think i am
and you are not the person i once knew
come on,
help me understand
because i am not the tears you cry
and i am not the breath between every sigh
so take away the shutters
because you have to ask yourself why
why you have been falling down the hill
it seems to have happened,
from the moment you could first feel
just like i have been lost in my imagination
from the moment i first knew it was real
i am not the person you think i am
i am a failure but also loveable
i am angry and almost young
but i am always approachable
even if dreams for me,
are skies which remain untouchable

James Garratt – February 2001

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