Heroic

I’ve never been easy company

People like me rarely are

But well done for persevering

For that you are a star


Misled

You say
it’s not me,
it’s you.

But
you’re
a liar,

And we
both know
that’s true.

(Originally Posted 28.09.2019)

Pulled In Different Directions – None Of Them Mine

I can’t help you anymore

He said

My mind is too conflicted

I completely understand

She said

This day I predicted


All My Fault

If there was
another way
of dealing
with this shit

I wish
now that
I could’ve
chosen it

Then I
wouldn’t have
relied so
much on you

And your
heart wouldn’t
also be torn
in two

(Originally Posted 18.09.2019)

Vive L’Hobbo!

Our dearest Hobbo

It’s impossible to show

Just how much we’ll surely miss thee

But until when

We may meet again

We’ll have the ever ebullient Brie!

😊🖤


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The ever ebullient Brie; a cheesy story

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)

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)

Lifesavers

To anyone who has ever read

Liked, shared, or commented

You’ve helped more

Than you could know

Without your engagement

There’d be complete derangement

And I’d have ended things

Long ago


Futile

Sometimes,
I depress
myself

As my
thoughts
fill the
page

Why
am I
here

Wasting
everyone’s
time

Hoping
for
someone
to engage

(Originally Posted 06.07.2020)

A Martian Named Smith

Not only did I steal

An LP that night

But I also pilfered

A book

I’d always believed

Sci-fi wasn’t for me

But I’m so glad

He allowed me look


Squeeze

Such
a broken
heartened
man

In a
broken
hearted
land

If
only
I could
see you

I
would
squeeze
your
hand

And
never
let it
go

(Originally Posted 09.06.2020)

‘Take All That Away, And What’s Left?’

I never did thank you

For teaching me

How to respond

To insincerity

I have never been happier

Than the day I realised

That sealing up

Your crypt for good

Meant you would die inside


Grief Vampire

Paltry, trite sentiment
Faux hurt and pain
Superficial, artificial compassion
Feigned sadness and tears

You’ve got no fucking idea 
How this really feels
Just piss off back to your crypt
And leave me in peace

(Originally Posted 15.03.2019)

Downing Tools

That’s it all done now

There’ll be no more

Or no less

Thank you for living

Through this with me

And not minding all the mess

My Hero

You came through

Like a bolt from the blue

When I never even knew

How much I needed you

A Chocolatey Collaboration

Isn’t it just amazing
What reading aloud can do
How through someone else’s voice
Your story can feel all the more true

I’m honoured you picked this piece, my friend,
And have given it life anew
I may well have written the words
But here the credit belongs to you

A huge thanks to Matt Snyder of https://aprolicicpotpourri.art/

https://anchor.fm/matt-david-snyder/embed/episodes/The-Bakery-Aisle-ev39s1 A short story about love by my favorite writer/collaborator friend from Northern Scotland, Little Charmer.

Short Story Saturday: The Bakery Aisle

Thank You

I never
would
have
pulled
through

If I
didn’t
have
you to
turn to

For
all my
bullshit
you cut
through

And
showed
me a love
that’s
true

Indebted

Thank
you so
much
for
being
you

Otherwise
I’d still
be wandering
around
without
a clue

Waiting
for
the days
not to
feel
so blue

And
hoping
to find
a love
that’s
true

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