In Plain Sight

It’s not like it wasn’t obvious

That I was depressed as fuck

Given all my talk,

I would’ve thought,

That was understood


Read Between The Lines

How
much
more

Must
I write

Before
you
come to
save
me?

How
much
more

Must
I fight

Before
you
run to
embrace
me?

(Originally Posted 14.09.2020)

I Wasn’t Given Any Instructions Either

I know you’re looking

To me for help

But I am just

As clueless myself


I’m Sorry

It hurt
to see
the pain
in your
eyes

I felt
every
ache
of your
heart

If only
I could
ease the
anguish
you feel

But
I’ve no
wisdom
left to
impart

(Originally Posted 10.09.2019)

Weight Off Your Shoulders

I hope that now

You’re away from me

You are enjoying

Your life carefree

I hope you don’t

Think of me

For I’m standing tall

Just as I should be


The Burden

If
only
I knew
what to do

I
would
not be so
reliant on you

If
only
I knew
how to grieve

It
would be
so much easier
to let you leave

If
only
I knew
who to be

I’d
thank you
for your help
and set you free

(Originally Posted 01.08.2019)

‘I’ll Be There For You’

Sometimes all you need

Is a shoulder on which to cry

Someone armed with tissues

To help wipe away your issues

Is enough to help you get by


Why Not

Come here

She implored

And sit with me

Let’s drink some wine

Watch shit TV

We can hold hands

And talk all night

Until our troubles

Are out of sight

(Originally Posted 31.07.2020)

Neighbourhood Watch

Some have come and gone

Over the years

But I thank each and every one

Who helped dry my tears


Connections

It’s easier to connect with other writers these days, than it is to any of my friends.

It’s because we understand how shit things are, I think, when the madness descends.

(Originally Posted 24.07.2019)

A Cosmic Connection

I don’t know what I’d do

If I didn’t have you

You were the only one

To keep me sane

It was like you knew

What I was going through

And how to help me

Feel like me again


Grounding

Thanks for talking to me

He said

I hope it was of some worth

Thank you so much for listening

She said

It has brought me back to earth

(Originally Posted 15.07.2021)

Not The Right Time

I’m sure you didn’t mean it

That way

That you were just trying

To help me through

But wheeling out those lines

As I lost my mind

Did nothing

But make me hate you


Know-It-All

What
doesn’t
kill me
might
make
me
stronger

But
it
also
makes
me
sick

So
you
can
shove
your
aphorisms

Up
your
arse

You
condescending
prick

(Originally Posted 13.07.2020)

I Owe You

And now
that
I am
better,
it seems,
you have
taken a
turn for
the worse

But you
won’t talk
to me,
despite
my plea,
which
is really
the most
perverse


Crutches

I fear
I have
lent on
you once
too often,
and now
you are
as broken
as me.

I should
never have
asked for
your help,
to be
honest,
as now
you’ll never
be free.

(Originally Posted 11.07.2019)

Meaning It

You can call me anytime

He said

I’ll always be here for you

I’d love it if just once

She said

You made me feel that that was true


Calling It Quits

I should have trusted you

She said

And let you through the wall

I didn’t try hard enough

He said

In fact I didn’t really try at all

(Originally Posted 15.06.2021)

Two Heads Can Be Better Than One

There’s nothing wrong with being self sufficient

She said

After all it’s got me this far

I never said you weren’t resilient

He said

But that doesn’t have to be all you are


Toolkit

You wish you could fix me,
But you can’t.
I wish I would let you,
But I won’t.

(Originally Posted 12.04.2019)

Him

When I was at

My lowest ebb

It was you who was there

For me

You’ll never know

How much you did

To help my heart

Run free


Hope

Your words help guide my wayward step

And shine light in to my darkened heart

Your smile breaks my fall to the kitchen floor

And stems the tears from my haunted eyes

Your touch quietens the incessant voice in my head

And replenishes my embittered soul

You allow me to believe that love might be possible again

One day

(Originally Posted 16.03.2019)

My Hero

You came through

Like a bolt from the blue

When I never even knew

How much I needed you

You Hypocrite

Look out for each other

That’s what you said

Be considerate and kind

Well you never did

When you left me for dead

Whilst I slowly lost my mind

Speak Up

I can empathise

And respond in kind

Take my cue

From many a sign

But there is no way

I can read your mind

Down a silent

Telephone line

Spare Keys

The idea really

Was never

For you to just come

And go

It was more to ensure

You could open the door

To remove my head

From inside the stove

One Tap Away (Friends)

If ever you need someone

You don’t have to worry

As I’ll be there

Like a shot

Please never question

If you can call me

As I’d rather listen to you

Than not

Community

If it takes a village to raise a child

Then my neighbours must have been out

Because I pretty much

Dragged myself up

Of that there is no doubt

Funeral Arrangements

I took care of everything

But no one took care of me

Did it even occur to you

All that I had been through

And what was then my reality

Christmas Kudos

I’m neither little

Nor quite charming

In fact my words

Can be most alarming

But the friends I’ve made

In different ways

All serve to brighten

My darkest days

So thanks to you all

For reading my shit

It warms this dark heart

Just a little bit

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?

0 – 15

I
wonder
what
you
think
of me

Now
you
know my
vulnerability

Do
you
care
for
what
you
see

Or
will
this
all end
predictably?

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