Poems

Stitched together

I don’t know how I know me like I don’t know me at all It’s like my mind’s this lodger I found to share my body pall It’s like I am these strangers stitched together by the soul One feels hot and bothered while the other is freezing cold

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We should’ve tried harder

We should’ve helped each other better Given selfless care We should’ve seen the other’s pain hiding under hair We should’ve noticed different things Looked around for more We should’ve wished for both of us the feel of loving whole You could’ve found belief in me Peered beneath veneer You could’ve held aloft my depths without […]

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Our silence

This silence is easy between us. Peasy. Sort of nice, isn’t it? Peaceful. Grateful. Delightful. Seems natural too, don’t you think? Organic. Everyday. Bliss. Makes me wonder why we didn’t do this before. Why we thought it was hard. Silence is easy. Peasy. It’s only our active act momentarily. It doesn’t require the effort of […]

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I am more & you forgot

I am more than who you saw that day I am more than who you thought I am more than those assumptions you made Much more and you forgot You forgot that you are more like me You are more when just the same You are more than who I think I seeYou forgot and […]

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TNT ‘n’ we

I don’t know why you’re looking at me like it’s all my fault. Yes, I pushed the plunger down and set that explosion off. But you wired up those wires we laid and we both set TNT. So I don’t know why you’re looking like all the blame’s on me.

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Almost nearly got it

I don’t know how I voice all that I don’t know how to sayThe thoughts inside my head aren’t quite the words inside my brainAll is very ordered ’til I open trap to say… Almost nearly got it — I’d forgot they weren’t the same

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Down

Falling Already fallen Lying on the ground In mud? Not lucky enough for that Gotta sleep Who? Gotta try It’s too funny Too weak to sit up

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It doesn’t mean much

It doesn’t mean much Nothing really does Having you stand so close Do I feel okay? We’re lost in moments Wondering who we are And it’s sort of nice Not meaning much Don’t you think?

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I now see

It’s the little things I now notice All the things I didn’t see Couldn’t see Didn’t want to Why would I? I wouldn’t have been me

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Seeing you

Starry eyes Sleepless nights A little time A little delight Looking through And looking out A humble song A little doubt Wondering if And hoping, too A little wish Here with you Do you notice? I sure do I see so much I’m seeing you

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I don’t know why I bother searching

I don’t know why I bother I only lose my mind Every single time I search for the things I need to find I convince myself I’m certain I do know where they are! I tingle-bone ‘cause I do know they haven’t wandered far But they’re never where I put them They’re never where they’re […]

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Duvet buttonholes​

Oh button’d holes of duvet sheet, Who start the night down by my feet, Why do you move when I’m asleep To ‘sure I wake to buttons greet?

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I want to say something

I want to say something I’ve got so much on my mind But these thoughts don’t have the words to speak that do not sound like lies They sound like my delusions Like confusion with life itself Aloud they sound like I have fallen off my lucid shelf But I do not think that decent […]

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I know you actually saw me

I know you actually saw me, we caught each other’s gaze I even heard you as you passed me muttering out my name You looked a little sullen beneath that veneer so good You looked like life is rough and strife and for you, m’dear, it should But then maybe I’m mistaken, I didn’t see […]

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If only I was different

If only I was different If I was someone else I know I’d be magnificent No bargain off the shelf I would surely be the envy Of everyone about And then I’d finally like me Love me without a doubt

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And so the sun sets

And so the sun sets On this day of days – As the light departs, As weariness becomes thee, I’ll remember, I won’t forget the beauty.

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Oh blank page

Oh blank page with flashing line Why so silent? Why no shine? Why do you sit there with impatient wait? I don’t see you with things to say!

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I’m sure to cheer

In time I trust — In its stumble and rush, In its rhythm and peal, Its passage — To heal. And in life I’ve faith — In its beauty and weight, In its echo and blend, Its wisdom — To mend. For with these I’m sure — With memories and more, With spirits and fear, […]

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My time

My time is your time; Your time is yours. My time is mine now, I’m sorry for wanting yours.

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Unpleasant guests

When the rain falls to ground — Fills puddles that hide their depths — I am soaked and half-drowned, Shivering and out of breath. When the sun tries to shine — Tries to pierce through woollen clouds — I stumble around blind, Tired of this itchy shroud. When the air pants gently — The wind barely on […]

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Have a happy birthday!

How does it feel to be officially old? You’re more ancient than dinosaurs or so I’ve been told — I’ve heard you could be more than a billon years, And yes you do look like you’ve lived all those years. You’re haggard and twisted and gnarled and grey — You’re wrinkles could be canals through […]

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Or is it something different?

Hark! Hear! Hush it a minute — is that the sound of kismet? Is that the sound of a world crashing down, Or is it something different? Is it something I can hold up high — Hoorah! So high ‘cause down does fall — Or no, not, nothing like that at all? Do you even […]

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Wish

In times of darkness glisten Lights that pierce far, That near me falling down like embers — I wish upon a star.

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Oh weary me

When in memories of darkness all I see is oh weary me Resting on the misery, Just look at me: Tired — fatigued — you’ve got it, exhausted. The air is heavy and I am weak. When above the memories in brightness all I see is oh weary me Chilling on the misery, Just look […]

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Out flicker candle fire

Another year — another step — Is it me or do they race? I was a child but now I’m not — I’ve done things that I’ve forgot. Never younger — always old — Always older — on it goes. And on it goes until one day, The day I’m someone who doesn’t age. Out […]

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Have you ever — you never? You did!

Have you ever — you never? You did! You have! You met me then thought yourself ever so suave. You did — am I right? I knew it! Me, too! We’re suspiciously similar — I’m no different to you. Have you ever — you never? You did! The fuck? I thought it was just me who did […]

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Cheery

There’s nothing quite like being cheery, It washes away all that’s weary, So laugh every day So hard that you bray And can’t see ’cause your eyes are teary!

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Time to shine

There was something unknowing — Something foreboding And forbidding in bed with me at night. There was something frustrated — Something fixated And slated ablaze within my mind. There was something ceaseless — Something speechless And fearless thinking I was its child. There was something precious — Something spacious And gracious awaiting its time to shine.

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Memories not fixed to the board

No dates, no days, just sounds and scents and sights. Memories not fixed to the board. Snapshots of moments — flutter, flitter, shiver, splutter — Woefulness, happiness — discord.

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You’re cruel to me

You’re cruel to me — And I don’t know why, I just know what I see And that’s this cruelty You throw at me For wanting to live my own life.

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Death is here

Death is here – It’s here to stay! It’ll never ever Go away. You might like it to – You might think it should – But no it won’t, It never would.

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Old me / New me

Old me New me Much learned — Dissatisfied. Much aged — Frustrated. Old me lay quivering on the ground — Tired. So very tired — Cold. So very cold — Gone. Much wizened — Unknown. Much aged — Unspoken. New me rose quivering from the ground — Glad. So very Glad — Here. So very here — […]

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Never say ‘never’

Never say ‘never’ ‘Cause ‘never’ is no word, It’s so final and so impolite. Say ‘maybe’ not ‘never’, It’ll give you a lever To decide what to do with your life.

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