Don’t Believe Everything You Read

I know it seems

Like I’m really evil

Always ranting and raving

And wishing ill on people

But, honestly, my poetry

Is just an outlet

I think you’d quite like me, actually,

If we ever met


Best Wishes

Enjoy
your
cake

You fat
fucking
snake

I hope
you
choke
and
die

Don’t
mind
me

As I
drink
my
tea

And
watch
the
world
go by

(Originally Posted 29.09.2020)

Dull As Dishwater

It matters not

How I seem

Through these words

I’ve penned

For if we were to ever

Meet in person

You’d be disappointed

In the end


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’d
like to
find out
more

Well you’ll
be sad
to realise,
she said,
that I’m
nothing
but a bore

(Originally Posted 04.09.2019)

Nearly 25 Years Later

‘The Drugs Don’t Work’

Sang the man from Wigan

Just as I’d turned seventeen

Back then it was fun

As real life hadn’t begun

But now I know what he means


Quieten Down(er)

I’ll
take
anything
you’ve
got to
give

Drink,
smoke,
or sedative

As the
voices
inside
my head
these
days

Are
far too
competitive

(Originally Posted 15.08.2020)

‘…The Gangster Of Love’

He may well

Have been a chancer

But he was also

A fine romancer

Otherwise I’d have left him

Years ago


‘… A Midnight Toker’

What
do I
have
to
show
for my
life

Fuck
all
is
the
answer

I
suppose
that’s
what
you
should
expect

When
you
risk
it all
on a
chancer

(Originally Posted 03.07.2020)

It’s Still Theft

You would never just take an item

If it didn’t belong to you

Just because someone

Has since died

It doesn’t make that any less true


Too Big For Your Boots

I’d rather watch them burn

Than see them in your hands

How you even think

You could ever lay claim

I will never understand

(Originally Posted 28.06.2021)

‘For Better, For Worse’

To paint us as happy

For near nineteen years

Would be way too simplistic

To say there were times

When we were far from fine

Would be much more realistic

Xxx


Sleeping On The Sofa

Too
many
times

I’ve
sat
here
and
cried

Your
slightest
touch

So
cruelly
denied

And
even
though

We
both
tried

I’ve
still
been
left

Feeling
dead
inside

Xxx

(Originally Posted 15.06.2020)

Something Changed

Surely you must have known

He said

Not to fall in love with me

I just didn’t expect

She said

That it would happen so easily


I Love You

If I met you again,
For the first time,
I wouldn’t change a thing.

I’d do it all again,
Exactly the same,
Taking you under my wing.

But I should have,
if I could have,
told you that
I loved you
more.

Perhaps then
my life now
wouldn’t be
so difficult
to endure.

(Originally Posted 08.06.2019)

Persona(l)

I’m
glad
I don’t
give
much
away

As if
I did,
you’d
never
come
back


Self Esteem

There’s
nothing
more
disheartening

That
brings
me
consternation
and
strife

Than
to find
I’m
more
captivating

On
the
page

Than
I could
ever be
in real life

(Originally Posted 07.06.2020)

Desiderate

Even now I struggle

To lie on your side of the bed

I just wish you were in it

As often as you are my head

Xxx


A King Sized Longing

Lying in bed

Late at night

I turn over

With a sigh

I reach out

With my hand

But it’s now empty

Where you would lie

Xxx

(Originally Posted 31.05.2021)

Departures

When I sat down and wrote this one

Everyone else was at the bar

(In the grand scheme of things that day

We hadn’t travelled very far)

Whilst I waited for my drink

I plastered on a smile

Wishing I was anywhere but

En route to the Emerald Isle


The Airport Lounge

It doesn’t matter how loud people are

They never drown out the voices inside my head.

(Originally Posted 23.05.2019)

Her Spiritual Home

She went to Glasgow

On Friday there

And was amazed at how much

She remembered

She intrinsically knew

She would live there again

Just as they had both intended


Head Over Heels

She
once
asked

Have
you
got a
light?

Then
never
went
home

After
that
night

(Originally Posted 24.04.2020)

More Secrets

I’ve been trying so hard

To be honest with you

To believe what I say

And mean what I do

But as I have struggled

This I know to be true

I must always and forever

Fake it with you


For You

I’ll smile today, for you.
But I won’t mean it.

I’ll laugh today, for you.
But I won’t feel it.

I’ll fake it every day, for you.
But you’ll never know it.

(Originally Posted 16.04.2019)

Planets

You
pulled
me into
your
orbit

And
then you
promptly
jumped ship

I will
never
forgive
you for
that

You
fucking
piece
of shit

On This Street

One woman cries at the kitchen sink

One man pours himself another drink

One woman sits in her bedroom binge eating

One man gives another a beating

One man rocks himself to sleep

One woman prays the lord her soul to keep

One man paces going quietly mad

One woman realises she’s been had

One man cries for the loss of his wife

One woman downs pills to end her life

They all know, deep down, their lives are shit

But, on this street, they are powerless to change it

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 all a lie

For life’s a
bitch and
then you die

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