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James McInerney

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
March 20, 2019
 

No. 523

The pitter, patter of cherished feet,
angels returned before their time,
shadows that no longer cast a light,
buried deep,
beneath the feet,
of loved ones left behind.

Worshippers sat amongst worshipped lovers,
each hymn and verse,
an eternal struggle,
nothing good is allowed to last forever,
it withers like a rose unearthed.


‘Gone too soon’  - James McInerney

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March 18, 2019
 

No. 522

I am not going to justify myself to a world that only sees me when it decides I`m worthy and no longer invisible.
I don’t need to be ‘seen’, my life so far has been a tremendous achievement, my only regrets are that it took me far too long to realise that museums and galleries aren’t the only places where art lives
– it lives in me too,
I am art.
I know I may not appeal to everyone; however, I have learnt, that the only person I need to please is me.
The world is full of critics and I will always be my worst critic and often judge myself harshly, but I know me best, I know the struggle I’ve been through. What I won’t accept are strangers with opinions based on the cover a...

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March 16, 2019
 


I do not need
a reason
to love you less,
I already have
a lifetime
of reasons
to love you more.


James McInerney
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March 13, 2019
 

No. 520
You always have the ability
to open old wounds,
even when we don’t speak.
We remain tangled;
my heart is drawn to you
for reasons that escape me
and yet I cannot escape you,
I will never be free
– my broken pieces are being held together
by the constant pull of your invisible thread.

-    ‘We are tragically Interwoven’


James McInerney
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March 11, 2019
 

When it comes to my heart,
you will never understand me,
if you cannot be patient.
There will be times when I am silent,
do not mistake my silence for weakness or neglect.
When I feel things,
I feel them deeply,
my emotions often hold me hostage
and render me immobile.
Do not try to save me
– I do not need saving,
I need time and space
so that I can process every impossible thought
and balance it with a sense of reason.
Only then will I feel comfortable in my own skin
and you will get the version of me you rightly deserve.

- ‘If you love me, be patient.’

James McInerney
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March 8, 2019
 

And yet she still walked into the storm,
unafraid of the chaos,
for it knew not of the struggle
she had endured and won.

#InternationalWomensday

- James McInerney
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March 6, 2019
 

I will love you
until I am no more,
and yet,
even then,
you will become the song
that plays on repeat in my mind.

-    ‘Eternally yours.’

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March 4, 2019
 

The kind of people that are stood before the storm,
understand the need for change,
quicker than those that hide from it.
It’s not your responsibility to carry the weight of the world
on your shoulders – all you are doing is lightening the load
on a system that is already flawed and needs to break.
If you want change,
the kind that makes waves,
you can’t pick a fight with the sea, you’ll never win
– its tides are too strong.
Real change begins in the rivers,
in the streams,
amongst the overlooked
and the underappreciated,
but you must not allow your body to become a refuge
for all the broken souls – their sharp edges will wound you
and that wound will rot.
Seek th...

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February 28, 2019
 

I believed you when you told me that the air was breathable.
I burnt the supporting beams,
knowing my walls would fall
because you convinced me that I didn’t need to live
with the comfort of a roof above my head, if I had you.
You promised me that the stars would be enough
and yet, when the sky opened up
and your eyes saw an entire universe of opportunity,
your gaze was set on a destination
that took you as far from us as you could possibly be.


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February 26, 2019
 



In its obsessive need
to conquer and destroy,
the darkness knew not of my ability
to shed my own skin in order to survive.
You taught me that,
I learnt to let go of the things I no longer need
in the same way you let go of me.

- ‘I have outgrown you.'


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February 25, 2019
 


You do not need to change who you are
just to fit the mould, cast by a broken society.
Stick to your values,
make choices that offer long-term fulfilment
instead of short-term solutions that lead nowhere.
There is no turning back when you have sold your soul
and the veil drops and you see the mirage for what it truly is
– an empty highway,
sign posted with places that you will never reach.
You are worth more than that.
Stand your ground.
Own your space.


James McInerney
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February 24, 2019
 

Communication is important,
it is the key that unlocks the door to a world full of change.
Life doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it.
The more we talk to each other,
the moment we take that leap of faith and express how we are truly feeling
instead of bottling it all up, the quicker we will realise that we are the answer
to each other’s questions.
Sometimes change can come about from something as simple as
“hello”
or
“how are you feeling today?” ”.
It is easy to lose sight of what’s important,
we are all different,
which is good
– individuality should be celebrated but we are also the same too.
We all think,
we all feel,
we are all capable of love and h...

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February 22, 2019
 

In the process of saving you,
I convinced myself
that I was being saved too
and yet I have never felt so lost.


‘You took but never gave’


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February 21, 2019
 

There will be days
where you will feel perfectly in tune with your body.
Cherish those moments.
When we completely fall out of touch with our inner self,
the divide becomes apparent to those who know us well
and, in the process, we end up isolating ourselves
from the people that matter the most.
It is important to celebrate ‘oneness’
– that rare moment when our opposing thoughts
and feelings find a common ground,
a united breath.
All those tight bends,
those dangerous corners,
suddenly become an open road
and you will find yourself cruising,
soft top down,
the wind in your hair,
without a care in the world.


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February 19, 2019
 

I have no desire to gain altitude,
just to escape my current atmosphere.
My body has grown used to the air,
the way it floods my lungs and allows me to breathe freely.
I do not care for space
or do I spend my time worshipping the sun.
I dare say that the sun is envious of us all
– it knows the real stars are present here on earth,
and even though we are grounded,
we still manage to shine brighter.

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February 17, 2019
 

You can’t lose something
that wasn’t yours to begin with,
in the same way that there is no point searching the sky
for stars after the sun has risen
– you won’t find what you are looking for.


'Wasted energy' - James McInerney

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February 16, 2019
 

You should never fear the unknown,
even strangers often end up becoming the best of friends.


- Embrace the things that scare you. – James McInerney

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February 15, 2019
 

If anyone ever asked,
I wouldn’t know where to begin
when it comes to explaining us.
We never really had a proper beginning,
we were two lost souls
who found each other at the right time,
somewhere in the middle.
We have spent so long treading water,
playing catch up,
that my head and my heart are exhausted from the confusion.
However, if I know one thing to be true,
although we don’t have a beginning,
we will never have an end
– an end is final
and there is nothing final about us,
there never will be.

'What we have, we will always have' – James McInerney
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February 14, 2019
 

Oh how you make my heart race,
it’s as though I am slow dancing
with you in my arms,
to a song that never ends.

You are my music – James McInerney

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February 12, 2019
 

Softly, into the night we go,
every footstep stolen,
without trace.
Empty are the days that lay ahead
and yet they carry such a heavy weight.



-'When I lost you, I became lost too.'



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February 11, 2019
 

I will not burn,
I will learn from my mistakes,
I might be a river of tears,
but all rivers eventually flow to the sea
- you.

‘goodbye’

James McInerney
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February 10, 2019
 

Today is the day that your eyes will be opened
to a new way of living, however,
your approach must be completely different.
You can’t walk a new path in old shoes
– your feet will remain as comfortable as they once did,
the tread will be just as worn,
and you will end up slipping into old habits
and it is the old habits that are sometimes the hardest to shake.
Buy new shoes,
pricey ones,
with good soles
– you have a lot of walking ahead of you,
especially if you are looking to distance yourself
from the all-seeing eyes that only see what they want to see.
You don’t need them, in fact, you don’t need anyone
– you are stronger than you realise.
I know it might see...

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February 8, 2019
 

It won’t be until you are truly lost,
that you will awake to the realisation
that you don’t need to be found
in order to survive.                  
The moment you realise your self-worth
will be the difference between
allowing things into your life that heal
instead of the toxic things
that will forever hinder
your personal growth.


James McInerney
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February 7, 2019
 

I drank your darkness
like a thirsty soul,
looking for love in all the wrong places.
I mistook your varied shades of grey
for beautiful colours
and I painted them proudly on my banner of hope,
only to realise that I wasn’t part of the parade,
accompanied by a marching band,
celebrating life.
As my hunger for you lessened,
I found myself belonging to a different kind of procession,
a funeral procession
– mine.

‘When you let the darkness in,
you end up becoming dark too.’


James McInerney
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February 4, 2019
 

In a moment of clarity,
she found herself belonging
to the words of a song,
one that had always been written for her.
She had somehow allowed herself
to be convinced by the world,
that the lyrics had no purpose or value
and yet as she heard every uplifting verse,
she regained what she had once lost,
her rhythm,
her music,
herself.


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February 2, 2019
 

I awoke
wearing a love for you,
that existed
beneath
all the layers
of my clothes.

James McInerney
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January 31, 2019
 

Do not underestimate the level of power that I possess.
I will not fall in the way you expect me to,
I will not conform just to suit your ever-changing needs,
my legs will not buckle under your pressure as though weak.
When we collide,
which of course we will,
the heavy weight that you constantly placed upon my shoulders
will become the counterbalance
that will keep my spine rooted to the earth
so that I remain nourished.
It will allow me to stand tall,
it will support me as I grow in confidence.
You will see me flourish before your eyes,
it will become a constant reminder of what you lost.
I will breathe you in,
consuming all the air that surrounds me
so that wh...

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January 30, 2019
 

Although we dance,
I barely move.
I find myself captivated
by your ‘music’,
filled with so much passion,
I fear I will never get to use.


James McInerney
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January 28, 2019
 

I will not allow the flames
that once stole your heart
and set it ablaze before your eyes
to become the reason why
my fields of hope burn.
I am not fire.
Fire burns.
I will not burn for you.
I will not breathe in your toxic fumes
and pretend that they are love.

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January 27, 2019
 

Of all the lights that shine,
you will always be the star,
sat in the night sky,
that my eyes settle upon,
before they are closed by sleep.

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