What If I Stopped? – Written Friday 13th July 2012 (Aged 37)

What If I Stopped?

what if i stopped…
just got off…
what if i no longer –
wished to carry on
or if i changed the words
to a favourable song
what if i stopped…
what if i put the brakes on
i cannot carry on
there is too much in my life
to prevent me or save me
someone does carry on
someone always finds themselves
traipsing through bushes
and battling through hedgerows
navigating tracks not yet made
someone always carries on
wondering whether –
‘they’ will be sound

James Garratt – Friday 13th July 2012

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