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)

New Beginnings

Early this morning

Whilst stood on the street

The plumpest wee robin

Landed at my feet

It looked like she’d managed

To escape her cage

And that she was ready

To face winter’s rage


Unfathomable Cruelty

Only I
know why
the caged
bird sings

It’s because
some bastard
clipped it’s
wings

Yet as the
tears rise
and the
anger stings

The bird
knows it’s
just one of
those things

(Originally Posted 22.11.2019)

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)

I’ll Be Okay

A tale of love

Unrequited,

Ever so sad

Yet I’m secretly

Delighted

To have experienced it.

Otherwise,

How would I have known?


‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

It’s not you

It’s not me

It’s just the way

It has to be

(Originally Posted 21.11.2020)

“I’ll Just Get The Bus”

It is all

Well and good

Spending time

With old friends

Yet it’s always me

Who leaves emptily

When the night

Inevitably ends


Catching Up

It
was
so
good
to see
you

But
now
I’m
glad
you’ve
gone

You
remind
me too
much of
my life
before

And
what
has
since
gone
wrong

(Originally Posted 21.11.2019)

“Loved Up / Doved Up”

It was so much easier

Back then

As we fell in love

With our friends

Now don’t get me wrong

The drugs played a part

But we were also more open

To sharing our hearts


Love In The 90’s

No one could wear

A band t-shirt like you

With your longer hair

And grey cardigan too

That smile so shy

Those Doc Marten boots

It is no wonder why

We were in such cahoots

(Originally Posted 20.11.2020)

Fit For It

I don’t want a boy

She said

With romantic ideals

I need a man

With balls of steel


The Rescuer

We can
leave
together,

He
said,

I promise
I’ll look
after you.

When
will you
grow up,

She
said,

You poor
misguided
fool.

(Originally Posted 20.11.2019)

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)

Magnitude

You may well have been dead

Nearly four years to the day

Yet you still have the power

To take my breath away

Xxx


A Different Coat

I cried for
hours this
morning

I found your
notebook in
my pocket

Now I’ve
started to
read it

I don’t
know how
to stop it

(Originally Posted 19.11.2019)

Random #257

“It seems to me, on reflection, that’s it’s not so as much what you do as what you mean.”

– Mr Perks

Where’s Your Ro(man)ce?

Even my love poems

It seems

Have a sinister tone

So it’s no wonder

That I’ve spent

So long on my own


Achilles H(eel)

Lingering
on the
ocean floor

Lurking
in the
starkness

This is
where we
both belong

Hidden
amongst
the darkness

(Originally Posted 18.11.2019)

Encou(rage)ment

This type of positive sentiment

Is all well and good

But it’s of no use

When you cannot produce

The feelings others say you should


The (Not So) Funny Man

‘A day without laughter is a day wasted…’

Oh just fuck off Charlie,

Life’s far more complicated.

(Originally Posted 18.11.2019)

Drained

As time goes on

It gets harder

Their behavior to excuse

I’ve drank so many toasts

To so many men now

That I’ve run out of booze


Liars

Let’s
all
raise
our
glasses

And
make a
drunken
toast

To all
those
cruel
bastards
out there

Who
claim
they
love us
the most

(Originally Posted 18.11.2019)

Upping Sticks

When I think over

These last few years

I really have suffered a lot

So my house may well

Now be up for sale

But my heart definitely is not


Home Sweet Home

They say
you can
never go
home
again

And I’m
starting
to believe
that’s
true

For all
that resides
here now
is a world
of pain

And
far too
many
memories
of you

(Originally Posted 17.11.2019)

D Minus

I’m going to have to leave

He said

But please know I tried my best

It’s no problem to me at all

She said

As you’d already failed the test


High Maintenance

I’m not looking for just anyone

For not just anyone will do

It’ll take someone superhuman

To survive what I’ll put them through

(Originally Posted 17.11.2020)

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)

Deploy The Safety Net

Remove the paracetamol

And hide the razor blades

As I feel like shit

Again today

So you need to take the reins


The Daily Struggle

I went back to bed

Three times today

To try to dream

This pain away

Yet it didn’t work

So now I’m awake

Do I have any choice

But my life to take?

(Originally Posted 16.11.2020)

Dead To Me

It was definitely you

I saw tonight

And I’ll admit

I took great delight

In walking by

Without a care

Just a smug little smile

And my nose in the air

Arm in arm

With my actual friends

As they’re all I need

In the end


At A Glance

If it
was you
I saw
in that
doorway
tonight

I hope
my presence
gave
you a
fright

And you
realise
now
that
I’m
happy

And
that it’s
just you
I don’t
want
to see

(Originally Posted 16.11.2019)

Sown Shut

You’re in a safe space here

She said

I’ve helped people like you before

The only reason that worked

She said

Is because they wanted to talk


The Rebuttal

You
know
nothing
about me

You
sanctimonious
cunt

Now fuck
off and
leave me
alone

(Originally Posted 15.11.2019)

Editing Is No Bad Thing

I only did this style

A handful of times

And reading back

I see why

As it seems

My particular

Stream of consciousness

Reveals nothing

But utter shite


Sick Of It All

I feel
so small
my skin
crawls
with the
itch of a
thousand
years
eyes
bawl
from the
pain
while
all the
time you
laugh
from
behind
the wall
ready to
hurl
your
next
curveball
my way

(Originally Posted 15.11.2019)

Early Birds Catch Worms

The problem

With jumping in

Feet first

Is that

Both parties

Are unrehearsed


Playing For Time

Calm your jets

Drink your tea

If love will wait

Then so can we

(Originally Posted 14.11.2020)

Fuck Depression

This is what depression does

It strips you bare until life becomes

Just too much to contemplate.

So you lie there alone

Isolated at home

And accept what you feel is fate.

Meanwhile everyone else

Is worried about you.

Totally clueless

As to how to help you.

Ultimately nobody wins.

So fuck depression,

And all that it brings.


In My Eyes

No one
sees
me as
anything
more

Than a
sad and
lonely
depressed
old bore

A pathetic
waste of
space for
sure

Just
another
nuisance
to ignore

(Originally Posted 14.11.2019)

So Much To Give

There I was

Worried you would leave

But I’ve been granted

A reprieve

I shouldn’t ever have doubted

Your ability

To be broken hearted

And yet still love me


No Matter What?

How
long
will
you

Be
here
for
me

When
your
own
tradegy
strikes

What
will
happen

To
our
love

When
your
reality
bites?

(Originally Posted 13.11.2020)

Lucid Dreaming

I guess I hadn’t realised

Others would dream about their dead

That it’s not just me

At the mercy

Of the thoughts inside their head

What I never expected, however,

Is their dreams seem to be quite pleasant

Not like mine

Where he’s still dying

And fear is ever-present

Now I’m wondering how they do it

And if I could control my dreams

As to see him smile

Just for a while

May well reduce my screams


‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone ‘

It’s
only
now
I dream
of
you

Now
that
you
are
dead

If
only
you
were
still
here

And
not
just
inside
my
head

Xxx

(Originally Posted 12.11.2020)

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