It’s Not Just Me Either

There’s one in every office

Whose presence elicits a grimace

And in mine it’s you

Who never ceases to

Push me to my limits


The Irritant

It actually
hurts to
listen to you

Let alone
look you
in the eye

Please just
leave me
alone

For I have
bigger fish
to fry

(Originally Posted 26.09.2019)

You Caused It

When everyone else

Thought the worst

I stayed with you

Your pain I nursed

Yet when things changed

And they turned on me

You hung me out

For all to see

That is really

What hurt the most

Although I’d helped you

And remained so close

You joined in with them

And betrayed me

Never once repaying

My courtesy

So that’s why now

All is said and done

I’m more than happy

Calling you a cunt


The Better Person

I loved you,

When no one else did.

Remember that.

(Originally Posted 26.09.2019)

You’re No Saviour

I realise now

Your intentions back then

Were not quite

So well-meaning

All I can hope

Is that some other dope

Doesn’t fall victim

To your scheming


Already Grown Up

Come
with me,
he said,
take my
hand.
I’ll fly us
away to
Neverland.

I’m sorry,
she said,
but there’s
no way
I can.
Please
say that you
understand.

(Originally Posted 26.09.2019)

Just Look Away

It’s not my fault

If you’re offended

By what I say or how I say it

It isn’t my job

To hide the truth

It’s my responsibility to display it


Sugar Coating

Don’t
want
the
truth?

Then
don’t
ask
me.

I
will
not
lie,

To
protect
your
sanity.

(Originally Posted 25.09.2019)

Premium Rate Advice

I can only hope

I find some worth in it

Given that you charge

50p a minute


Helpline

On the
day I
summon
the courage
to call

I know
you’ll be
there to
break
my fall

(Originally Posted 25.09.2019)

It Comes To Us All

Seriously

They said

Do you have to be so fucking dramatic

One day you will feel the same

She said

When you experience something as tragic


The Double Bed

It’s been so quiet

Since you left

All I hear

Is my own breath

As I lie here alone

And wait for death

(Originally Posted 25.09.2020)

La Vie En Tequila Rose

I went out a lot

In twenty nineteen

To live,

To laugh,

And to everything in-between


The Shot Glass

Drink,
drink,
and drink
again.

You know
that I’m
your only
friend.

(Originally Posted 25.09.2019)

Telling The Truth

Three years on

And although further forward

By the pain of his death

I am still tortured


At A Bedside, Desolate

There
is no
more
hope.

There
are no
more
dreams.

My life
continues
to fall apart
at the seams,

As I
lie here
thinking
of you.

And
wondering
what the fuck
I’m supposed
to do,

Now.

(Originally Posted 24.09.2019)

Pissing In The Wind

That I ever thought

Those pills would work

Is actually quite preposterous

For I have found

To my cost

That the pit of my stomach is bottomless


Prescription For A Broken Heart

I took
the first
one this
morning

The rest
won’t be
hard to
swallow

Soon
my belly
will be
full

And I’ll
no longer
feel so
hollow

(Originally Posted 24.09.2019)

From Each Perspective

I was just trying

He said

To force your hand

I never wanted to leave

I didn’t want to lose face

She said

Or wear my heart

On my sleeve

We just wish

They said

You’d told us the truth

Instead of making us believe

That you wanted to be with us

They said

When all that time

We were being decieved


Concequences

You said
you wanted
to leave

And I
didn’t ask
you to stay

So now
we lie to
someone else

And that’s
the price
we pay

(Originally Posted 23.08.2019)

Fun While It Lasted

It wasn’t that

I wanted to stop

But I was scared that we’d get caught

That’s why I knew

What I had to do

Even though it left us distraught


Condensation

As the
wind
rattles
the
window
pane

I
wonder
if it’s
cold
where
you are

Or are
you
now
just
over
heating

In
somebody
else’s
car

(Originally Posted 23.09.2020)

‘Trouble Loves Me’

It would’ve saved a lot of time

She said

Had I walked away long ago

Oh please don’t kid yourself

She said

You’d still have lived a life of woe


‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’

If
someone
told me
then

How all
this
would
end

I’d pack
a bag
and run
away

And not
even
bother
to pretend

(Originally Posted 22.09.2020)

A Sucker For A Drummer

I cannot deny

That there are times

When I imagine the singer in the sack

But mostly the guy

Who really catches my eye

Is the one with the sticks at the back


‘Outlandos d’Amour’

As my
soul
swoons
to his
song

And my
toes
tap to
his
tunes

I
remember
the
romantic
revelry

Of
those
academic
afternoons

(Originally Posted 22.09.2020)

‘You Can’t Handle The Truth’

If you were to see

Who I am inside

You would simply run

Away and hide

It’s not as though

I have ever lied

But to quell the beast

I’ve always tried


Hidden

There’s
so much
of me

You
never
see

So many
things
I do

That are
hidden
from view

I know you
won’t believe
it’s true

But it’s
my way of
protecting you

(Originally Posted 22.09.2019)

Guaranteed

If you’re worried who’ll win

In the end

Then you absolutely needn’t be

For it may look like I haver

But I would wager

That she’s still far more troubled than me


Let

I let
myself
down
today

When I
let you
inside
my head

I wish
I could
just let
you go

And
enjoy
my life
instead

(Originally Posted 22.09.2019)

Taking To Bed

I may spend time lying down

But not much of that is sleeping

It’s existential dread

That fills my head

And that’s not to mention the weeping


Forty Winks

Why do
I bother
coming
to bed

It’s not
like I
can
sleep

All I
do is
fucking
lie here

Overthinking
and
counting
sheep

(Originally Posted 21.09.2019)

I Was Clever, Once

Betraying my classical education, perhaps,

With a title such as this

A throwback to those halcyon days

When it wasn’t all just shit and piss


Conversations With Hades

Tell him
this pill is
too bitter
to swallow

Tell him
we still
have time
to borrow

Tell him
I’ll never
cope with
the sorrow

Tell him if
he takes you
to expect
me tomorrow

(Originally Posted 21.09.2019)

I’ve Seen You Looking

It’s only hypothetical

Because too much time has passed

Though I’m pretty sure

If I wanted more

You’d say yes, if asked


Hypothetically Speaking

Do you
ever think
of me

In those
moments
you have spare

Do you
ever
dream

Of running
your fingers
through my hair

Do you ever
imagine how
it would feel

If you
held your
hand in mine

Do you ever
long to look
into my eyes

And feel
our souls
entwine

(Originally Posted 21.09.2019)

Resignation

What can you do

When you’ve been mistaken

When you realise your life

You have forsaken

When you can’t go back

And start again

When it’s only regret

That does now remain


Double Take

It’s only
now I
realise
I’ve
played
this all
wrong

And it
actually
should
have
been
you all
along

(Originally Posted 20.09.2019)

Better Than Nothing

I used to think

When I was a kid

I can’t wait to live by myself

I will do

Whatever I want

Take my opportunity to rebel

But there’s another side

To living alone

When you no longer have another

To share your home

What I never envisaged

All those years ago

Was that my only company now

Would be the radio


Home Alone

It’s Friday night

And I’m here alone

In this house

We used to call home

There’s nothing left now

Just an empty shell

With only me here

Living through hell

(Originally Posted 20.09.2019)

The Torrance Inn Champions 1998

It was the last round

Music, of course

When I’d already sunk a few

But it was my knowledge

Of old Liverpudlian Soul

That really pulled us through


The Pub Quiz

What was I saying?

What was I..?

Ach, don’t mind me,

I’m drunk.

*Hic*.

(Originally Posted 20.09.2019)

Go Well My Friend

Go well my friend

Into the night

Through the darkness

To find the light


The Trade Off

It’s with a heavy heart

And a mournful sigh

That the time has come

To say our goodbye

I’m eternally grateful

For all you have done

For you soothed my pain

And left me with none

(Originally Posted 20.09.2019)

One At A Time

To be fair

I have gotten better

I can look at a photo

Or read a letter

But I find it best

Not to get too immersed

Because, after all,

It still fucking hurts


Wall Art

I can’t
look at
your
photos
anymore

They make
my heart
too heavy
and my eyes
too sore

(Originally Posted 20.09.2019)

Captainless

I still don’t really understand

Why I was left feeling so at sea

As I was always the one

Who steadied our ship

It’s not like you ever looked after me


Without You

Life
is just
shit
without
you

I’ve got
nothing
left to
hold
on to

If
only
you were
still
here

Then I’d
have
nothing
left
to fear

(Originally Posted 19.09.2019)

Short Sleeves

Once, I thought

I had no choice

But my innermost feeling to hide

But now I know

That given room to grow

I can wear my scars with pride


Another Notch

A
little
nick
here

A
little
cut
there

It
doesn’t
hurt
anymore

Not
that
I’d
care…

(Originally Posted 19.09.2019)

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