Autopilot

Grief doesn’t come with a manual

And neither, you’ll find, does life

So you just have to go on

Now they’re gone

And hope that you stay alive


NUMB

I
didn’t
think

It
would
be
like
this

Whatever
this
is

(Originally Posted 17.09.2019)

Novelty Keyrings

My friend had one

Etched with that quote

Back when I was a kid

I’m not sure if

She ever believed it

Half as much as I did


Cinderella, I Am Not

There’s no such
thing as happily
ever after

There is only
heartbreak
and disaster

What you see
in their films
is a lie

As life’s a
bitch and
then you die

(Originally Posted 02.09.2019)

Let’s Go Back Again

What the fuck is wrong with us
Said the spider to the fly
Why can’t we just stay in one spot?

To be honest I just follow you
Said the fly to the spider
As you’re the only friend I’ve got


Let’s Go Back

This was the wrong choice
Said the spider to the fly
I think we should return

I suppose you’re right
Said the fly to the spider
When will we ever fucking learn?

(Originally Posted 25.08.2019)


Let’s Go

Fuck this shit
Said the spider to the fly
I really cannot be arsed

I agree entirely
Said the fly to the spider
I’m done with this bloody farce

(Originally Posted 25.08.2019)

Random #229

“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair but stay above it. Trust that other people will eventually see the truth – just like you did”

– Anon

Random #223

“I’m 84 and I listen to this song every night before my bed, just in case I die in my sleep”

– Anonymous YouTube Comment

Archived

No longer the main attraction

I have been consigned to the basement

As people couldn’t touch

They stopped looking as much

And so they wheeled out my replacement


Life as a Relic

It’s like
I’m now
a museum
exhibit

Everyone
is welcome
to stop
and stare

But there
is no
touching
allowed

(Originally Posted 27.07.2019)

Out Of The Game

I wish
I could
find
myself
again

But
I’ve
no idea
where to
look


Hide & Seek

When
I think
back now
I realise

I lost
myself
way before
I lost you

(Originally Posted 20.07.2019)

Is This It?

I really hadn’t

Given much thought

To how hard

Life would be

Alone

The constant struggle

In this suffocating bubble

And all so far away

From home


A Tale Of Two Cities

I really don’t want to leave

But I know that I can’t stay

Though I’ll be alone

Wherever I go

So I’m screwed either way

(Originally Posted 05.07.2019)

Only Traces Left

No matter how hard you strive

To keep a memory alive

They’re always forgotten

In the end


At All

I reach
for your hand,
but it’s not there,
and further into
the abyss
I fall.

I search
for your face,
but you don’t care,
and it’s like we
were never here
at all.

(Originally Posted 20.06.2019)

Us Word(Smiths)

It’s great you have a hobby

He said

Not one I share, I confess

Because writing isn’t a hobby

She said

It’s a matter of life or death


Vocabularians Of The World Unite

Vocabularians of the world unite

To put the wrongs of our world right

To give a voice to those too tired to fight

And into the darkness bring forth the light

(Originally Posted 18.06.2020)

Tickets Please

I wrote this one

On a train

Unhappy with life

Once again


Insides

Another grey sky.
Another bleak landscape.
Another version of me.
Looking out,
Looking in.

(Originally Posted 04.06.2019)

Hands Up

I win

You lose

Now it’s you

Who’ll fucking bruise


Hands Down

You
win

I
lose

Ain’t
that

The
fucking
truth

(Originally Posted 03.06.2020)

The Commute

As we sit

On the bus each day

I cannot help

But look your way

Wondering when

You’ll break away

And hoping that

You’ll be OK


Inkling

I think you feel

The way I do

That your heart beats

Like mine does too

That your mind wanders

On a similar path to me

That you also dream

Of when you’ll be free

(Originally Posted 25.05.2020)

If Only I Wasn’t Risk Averse (Scenario B)

If only I wasn’t risk averse

My world would open up

If only I wasn’t risk averse

I could see more of life closeup


Deep Breaths

Maybe
you’ll
change
your
mind

Or
maybe
you
won’t

But
one
thing
is for
sure

You’ll
regret
it if
you
don’t

(Originally Posted 25.05.2020)

If Only I Was Risk Averse (Scenario A)

If only I was risk averse

I would avoid these situations

If only I was risk averse

I could lay better foundations


Unhappy Endings

I wish
we’d never
started this.

Then we
wouldn’t have
to end it.

(Originally Posted 25.05.2019)

Eat Sleep Shit Repeat

Like a constant stream

From the mouth that feeds

Life has me bound

And on my knees


Never-Ending

Another minute

Another hour

Another day

Another shower

Of shite

(Originally Posted 16.05.2020)

‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’

You didn’t give me

An answer then

And I doubt that you could now

But that doesn’t mean

I’m not still wondering

If one day you will, somehow


The Hardest Question Of All

If
it’s
not you

And
it isn’t
not me

Then who
the fuck

Is it
supposed
to be?

(Originally Posted 12.05.2020)

I Am Now

I do not look

Over my shoulder

For I am brave

I am bolder

You will not beat me

Any longer

Because I am better

I am stronger


Yearning

Time passes

Like a dream

In my mind

As I remember

Everything

I’ve left behind

(Originally Posted 25.04.2020)

Overrated

Please do not look upon me

With your pity and dismay

For this last few years

Have taught me

Feelings aren’t shit anyway


Blackout

I
don’t
want
to feel
better

I
don’t
want
to feel
at all

(Originally Posted 21.04.2020)

Best Laid Plans

Life will never be linear

He said

The path won’t always be straight

The trick is to just hold on

He said

And try your best to navigate


Trauma

But
you
were
doing
so well

He
said

I
don’t
quite
understand

Coming
back
from
hell

She
said

Doesn’t
always
go to
plan

(Originally Posted 20.04.2020)

‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’

Now

I am just

Still


Every Day

Still hoping,
Still waiting,
Still holding,
Still wanting.

Still thinking,
Still grieving,
Still trying,
Still giving.

Still caring,
Still feeling,
Still crying,
Still fighting.

Still breathing,
Still living,
Still believing,
Still loving.

(Originally Posted 17.04.2019)

The Firing Line

Dodging bullets

Since 1980

And showing no signs of stopping


The Loaded Gun

Time marches on
As I come undone
And my memories fade further away.

I try to hold on,
To ignore the gun
And trudge through yet another day.

(Originally Posted 16.04.2019)

Random #189

“Life becomes a habit. You get up, dress, eat, go tae work, clock in etcetera etcetera automatically, and think about nothing but the pay packet on Friday and the booze-up last Saturday. Life’s easy when you’re a robot.”

– Alasdair Gray

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