Screwed

If we’d had a plan

When all this began

Perhaps we could both advance

But as things are

We’ve gone too far

And now none of us

Stand a chance


Obvious

At a
different
time

In a
different
place

The
answer
would
stare
us

Right
in the
face

(Originally Posted 30.11.2019)

Fat Cats

It really isn’t a ‘bargain’

To buy when and what you’re told

It’s just a load of shit

Pushed by capitalists

Who revel in taking your dough


Every Friday Is Black

Fuck off
with your
‘limited’
deals

The endless
offers and
pathetic
sales spiels

Think about
those already
in over
their head

And go hawk
your wares
somewhere
else instead

(Originally Posted 29.12.2019)

‘Purple Haze’

It doesn’t hurt as much

To look nowadays

But I’ll admit

That I don’t too often

As some of the things

We got up to back then

Are probably

Best forgotten


Polaroid Memories

I can no
longer
look at
at your
face

My
eyes I
have to
sheathe

For
tears
begin
to flow
at pace

And I
can no
longer
breathe

(Originally Posted 28.11.2019)

We’re Here For It

You always were the joker

Who we could count on for a laugh

So it’s been hard to watch you

Being literally torn in half

But you don’t have to pretend with us

Or put on your best gameface

As we know, one day, that humour

Will return to its rightful place


GameFace

All I do is let
people down

They want
me to smile

But I can
only frown

For I no longer
have the energy

To be the person
they want me to be

(Originally Posted 27.11.2019)

Same The World Over

Conversation should be encouraged

As healthy discourse can be great

But when you’re asked to provide

Basic human rights

It should never be a debate


Impasse

How
can
we
ever
put
things
right?

When
you
won’t
accept
you’re
wrong?

(Originally Posted 23.11.2019)

Ominous

I’ve never been one

For writing pretty

As you can probably tell

From this little ditty


Rhubarb

Searching
for
light

Raised
in
darkness

Our
numbers
grow

Despite
the
sparseness

(Originally Posted 22.11.2019)

The Inevitable

Protecting yourself

From someone else

Doesn’t make you mean

It just shows that you

In my view

Are great at forward planning


Weak

I really am sorry

I cannot take your weight

For my arms are too broken

From carrying my own

(Originally Posted 19.11.2020)

Uneven Playing Fields

The older I get

And the more I see

I realise

Our biggest lie

Is meritocracy


Light Years Away

If
we
are
all
supposed
to be
stars

Why
do
some
shine
brighter
than
others?

(Originally Posted 16.11.2020)

Self Improvement Isn’t Always Progress

I’ve really tried hard

These last few years

To become more authentic

But I fear in trying

To come out of hiding

I just look even more eccentric


‘Getting Away With It’

I’m
pretty
good
at it
now

Hiding
all
my
flaws

Thank
God
you
don’t
see

The
real
me

The
one
that’s
such a
fraud

(Originally Posted 09.11.2020)

Changing The Scenery

The car is booked

My bags are packed

But I’m not yet sure

If I’m coming back


The Ends Of The Earth

I really
cannot
wait to
drive

All
along
that
rugged
coast

To
settle
in those
mountains

And
mourn
who
I miss
the most

Xxx

(Originally Posted 06.11.2020)

Artificial Intelligence

If only we

Were like machines

Coded in black and white

We would be

Safe in our routines

And sleep far better at night


Outbid

Don’t
give
up,

The
email
reads,

You can
still get
what you
want.

Only an
automated
response,

I
believe,

Could
be so
nonchalant

(Originally Posted 02.11.2019)

Back From The Dead #3

As I lie here lamenting
My own demise
Please enjoy
This Halloween reprise
🎃


Body Snatchers

Far more terrifying

Than any soul left behind

Are the ghouls

Who camp out permanently

In the corners of my mind

(Originally Posted 31.10.2021)

Back From The Dead #2

As I lie here lamenting
My own demise
Please enjoy
This Halloween reprise
🎃


The Scottish Lair

Six
feet
under

All dark
and
gloomy

When
a small
voice
whispers

‘Welcome roomie…’

(Originally Posted 31.10.2020)

Back From The Dead #1

As I lie here lamenting
My own demise
Please enjoy
This Halloween reprise
🎃


Portent

There is no reprieve

For those who venture outside

As on All Hallows’ Eve

There’s nowhere to hide

(Originally Posted 31.10.2019)

Always Read The Fine Print

When he said I had three wishes

I thought I’d won the lottery

That he would now provide my chance

To finally be free

If only I had known then

Exactly what would come to be

As all those wishes bought about

Was pain and misery


The Lamp

I should
have been
more careful

With what
it was that
I wished
for

Because
I never
wanted it
to end

In this
way
at all

(Originally Posted 23.10.2019)

Thank Fuck It’s Friday

With all these plates

To keep on spinning

It’s no wonder that I

Never feel like I’m winning


Mondays

Head racing
a million
miles an hour

Heart
pounding
the same

So many
appointments
to make

So many
lions
to tame

(Originally Posted 21.10.2019)

The Perfect Cruise

Not the North Sea, mind

It’s far too fucking cold

Somewhere in the Med, perhaps

Underneath a sky of gold


Landlocked

If only
we could
just drift
away
to sea

Instead
of being
trapped
here in
misery

(Originally Posted 19.10.2019)

‘Your Face Is As Mean As Your Life Has Been…’

Nothing can ever take away

These songs that saved my life

But watching you now

Though you can still wow

That tie really is a crime!


‘Handsome Devil’

There
once
was a
light

That
shone
in my
life

But
now it’s
sadly
gone out

For
I have
since
found

Heroes
let
you
down

Of that
there
can be
doubt

(Originally Posted 16.10.2019)

Spilt Milk

There’s no use in trying

To understand

As it makes no difference

We may as well take complying

By the hand

And hope for deliverence


The Fall

I am
unsure
how it
happened

And I
certainly
don’t
know why

So there’s
nothing left,
for me to
do now

But
just sit
around
and cry

(Originally Posted 15.10.2019)

6hr 45mins

And so

It comes time

To travel home again

At least

I’ll sleep

On this fucking train


Digging For Worms

Please
make
sure
you
bury
me
deep

So
I can
finally
get
some
fucking
sleep

(Originally Posted 06.10.2020)

Out In The Open

There,
she said,
I’ve
told my
truth

There
isn’t
any
more

Well
I am
glad
you
stayed,
he said,

As
that
wasn’t
boring
at all


Telling Tales

Why don’t
you stay
here
a while,
he said,
and have
a cup
of tea

But
I don’t
understand,
she said,
why would
you want
to talk
to me?

You’ve
got a tale
to tell,
he said,
and I
would
like to
hear
more

Well
you’ll
be sad
to find,
she said,
that I’m
just a
crashing
bore

(Originally Posted 04.09.2019)

Inescapable

It doesn’t matter where I go

Or who I try to be

One thing is always for sure

Trouble follows me


The Road To Happiness

So it’s off
out of the
country
again

Leaving
my
troubles
behind

Perhaps
I’ll find
happiness
again

Or at
least
peace
of mind

(Originally Posted 02.10.2019)

Six Hours

I know some prefer

The daylight instead

But I’ve always been

At my happiest in bed


Eighteen Hours

It’s the time
between
waking up
and going
to sleep
that I’ve
always
found
the most
troublesome

(Originally Posted 01.10.2019)

Sunday School

You know what they say

Doesn’t ring true

Yet upon it

You are told to rely

All those stories

Retelling past glories

But you’re not allowed to question why

What I’ve always wondered

Is who decided

Which one

Was the most hallowed

For I know

I needn’t look

To a fictional book

To guide me on moral code


False Gods

Will
it
always
be like
this

She
said

Don’t
I deserve
a reprieve?

That all
depends
on the
book

He
said

In
which
you
choose
to believe

(Originally Posted 01.10.2020)

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