Hogmanay (Part 5)

Let’s do something

She said

Different this year

I’ve had enough

Of drinking beer

I don’t mind

He said

Whatever we do

As long as it involves

Me and you

Hogmanay (Part 3)









Hogmanay 2020 (Part 2)

Staring into a new year


Holding hands

I can’t believe

Out of everyone

It’s you who understands

Hogmanay 2020 (Part 1)

I’ll give you one day

Where the sun will shine

And that day is Friday

This week

But after that

It’ll all fall flat

And it’s back

To the future that’s bleak

(Originally Posted 31.12.2020)

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


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)

Unrequited (Part Two)

Did you always love her?


Did she always love you?


Did that change anything?


Unrequited (Part One)

Did you always love him?


Did he always love you?


Did that change anything?


(Originally Posted 25.11.2019)

Angling For Love

Am I supposed to just wait around

She said

Hoping that you will choose me?

Well, I’m worth way more than that

She said

And there’s plenty more fish in the sea


How will you know

She said

If it’s her or me?

I have no idea

He said


(Originally Posted 15.07.2020)


God, I remember that night so well

Along with the guilt that ensued

It took quite a while

To realise my smile

Didn’t leave his memory devalued

Open Ending

It was nice talking to you last night.
I forgot, for a moment, that my heart is broken.

It felt good to laugh, to smile, to dance.
It’s been a while since I did those things.

I’m happy we randomly met, but I’m also glad you left when you did.

Now I have the memory of our open ending, to help mend my grieving heart.

(Originally Posted 17.03.2019)

Switching Sides

I felt like this

To begin with

When I still thought I could move on

But now I know

How fucking hard that is

I wish it was me that had gone

Who Goes First

It’s better that I’m living without you

Rather than you living without me

You’d never cope with this pain

It has wrecked me

But it would have destroyed you

And I would have hated that

(Originally Posted 14.03.2019)

#24 The Writer

Full of bleeding heart

That’s me

Slowly dying

For all to see

Hoping for words

To set the world alight

As I scribble away

In the dead of night

#21 The Peddler

Drink this magic potion, dear

In its benefits place your trust

For come midday tomorrow

When your life’s still a shit show

You won’t see me for dust

#17 The Therapist

Come sit in the comfy chair

And I’ll tell you why you’re ill

We’ve got all night

To spend speaking shite

When your insurance is footing the bill

#16 The Friend

Today is going to be hard,

I know,

But that is why I’m here.

To eat, drink and smoke

With you

And wipe away your tears.


#14 The Ballerina

You sit and admire my beauty

As you gently applaud my grace

Yet my feet are bleeding

And I’m not eating

All for that smile on your face

#13 The Killer

Let’s have a game

Of hide and seek

I’ll play fair

I won’t peek

It’s the thrill

Of the hunt

That does it

For me

Your actual death

I could take or leave

#11 The Footballer

You throw your cups and your insults

Because of the colour of my skin

I’ll just keep scoring goals

And celebrating with a grin

#9 The Nurse

It was she

Who stopped my hands from shaking


Who stopped my head from aching


Who stopped my voice from quaking

So why can’t she stop

My heart from breaking?

#8 The Optimist

This is

A message

From your favourite


To say all

Is well with me

Here’s hoping

It lasts

That those days

Have passed

And I don’t drive

Into a tree

#7 The Banshee

After all the wailing

And gnashing of teeth

There’s no point in being violent

From now on

With my spirit long gone

All my screams will be silent

#6 The Egoist

You say living is easy

She said

But that’s simply not true

You’ve clearly never suffered

She said

Or had bad things happen to you

You think you’ve had it tough

He said

And everyone else is irrelevant

Well, we all have our issues

He said

You’re not that fucking different

#5 The Preacher

Soon our saviour will return

To wash my sins away

So until that time

My only crime

Will be to sit around and pray

#4 The Bigamist

I’ll love you forever and ever

Until we’re both cold and blue

Just don’t worry

Your pretty little head

With who else I’ve said this to

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