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James McInerney

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
October 27, 2019
 

Every time I close my eyes, I always see us in slow-motion.
Dancing. Together. Happy.
I own memories that are not mine, but my heart feels everything. I feel you.
You always look to the night sky and then look lovingly back at me.
Although no words ever leave your lips, I hear everything.
“You are my universe too.”
I often forget it is all a dream.
Our fingertips always find each other as though for the first time and every impossible thought leaves my mind.
I am at peace.
In that moment it is just you and me.
Strangers. Lovers. Old souls reunited.
The only thing that always steals you from my embrace is the sunrise.
I have lost count of the times my eyes have been opened...

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October 6, 2019
 

You will have dark days;
they will cling to you
in an attempt to smother your light.
Fight back.
Shine bright.

- James McInerney
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October 5, 2019
 

Be different.
Be you.
The real diamonds are often seen,
sat proudly amongst the stars
in the night sky.
They have learnt,
in order to shine,
you don’t always have to depend on the sun.

- James McInerney
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September 13, 2019
 

You must never fear the future.
Embrace tomorrow with a fire in your belly
and a spirit strong enough to break down walls
and you'll never fail.

- James McInerney
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September 7, 2019
 

Sat amongst the settled dust,
all the painful memories of us remain.
I have to fight the constant urge within me to settle too,
no longer wanting to be the person I once was with you.
My body aches,
I move,
I bleed,
a life from which I can never seem to escape.
Another piece of me,
another piece of us,
gets added to the settled dust.


‘Break the cycle’


- James McInerney
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August 25, 2019
 

You are the kind of person that falls in love
with the moon and the stars, every single night,
as though you were seeing them for the first time.
You worship the sun because even on the darkest of days,
it still manages to shine so it’s no surprise that you always end up hurting like hell when love is involved.
You give 100 percent of yourself all of the time and yet no one has ever managed to match your level of love like the sky can.

‘When it comes to love, the sky never disappoints.’

- James McInerney
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August 18, 2019
 

Not every darkened cloud
ends up becoming a storm.
Some pass without disruption
but there will be days where the sun remains hidden from view.
Tread lightly on those days,
do not allow your thoughts to linger.
The moment the sun returns,
the struggle you endured and overcame
will be your new level of growth
in the same way that a flower grows before it blooms.

James McInerney.
Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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August 4, 2019
 

Always live your life to the fullest,
like it’s a never-ending parade.
Fill it with every kind of colour
and music that has you dancing
amongst strangers as though
they were lifelong friends.

James McInerney.
Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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July 17, 2019
 

It takes real courage
to continue to live in a house
and call it a home,
knowing full well it contains rooms
that hold memories that cause you pain.
Locked doors tend to highlight the things
they are designed to hide and, in the process, further add
to the feeling of isolation.
You will never heal if you refuse to acknowledge your demons
– they will remind you of their presence
and there will be no escape from the daily torment.
Be brave.
Open every door.
Face what you fear, head on.
Ghosts from your past have no place in your future.


James McInerney.
Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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July 5, 2019
 

It’s easy to judge someone, based on what you see
and form an opinion of them that will be completely wrong.
You will learn a lot about yourself as a person
if you understand that everyone has a different story to tell
that has been lived beyond the page.
Be patient.
Listen.
Always treat people with kindness and remember that flowers bloom
when the sun shines, they open up because they trust its warmth.


James McInerney.
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June 17, 2019
 

I have been walking towards you my entire life,
hopeful that one day we will meet
somewhere in the middle.
When it comes to love,
I have no interest in triangles.
I see no value in moving in never-ending circles either,
especially when the centre is always the heart of everything.

‘You are my centre.’


James McInerney.
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June 16, 2019
 


I am not affected by your level of hate.
If I wanted to experience the kind of power
you think you possess, I would visit the sea
at its moment of weakness and give myself
to the raging tides.


‘You are not the sea’


James McInerney.
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June 10, 2019
 

You are not defined as a person
by the people that choose to leave.
Do not let your thoughts wander
in the way they did.
It is easy to lose focus
when the ground beneath your feet
becomes unstable but it’s your ground,
it’s your piece of land,
the beautiful flowers will grow back.

James McInerney.
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June 7, 2019
 

You have been led to believe
that change comes at a cost
and yet the people that lead,
have riches in abundance
whilst you remain poor and hungry.

‘Unfollow’

James McInerney.

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June 6, 2019
 

You will never achieve the peace
you desire if you keep surrounding yourself
with people who emit a sound that differs from yours.
We all thrive at different frequencies;
you should never get to the point
where you become accustomed
to high level noise,
those that do,
end up becoming what they hear.

James McInerney.

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June 5, 2019
 

Everyone is different;
we all have our mountain to climb.
The dizzy heights
that leave people breathless,
can also,
for some,
exist at its base.

‘Levels of anxiety.’

James McInerney.

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June 4, 2019
 

The worst part
of letting go,
is all the broken things
we cling onto,
as
we
suffer
the
fall.

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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June 3, 2019
 


If you give hate a reason to thrive,
its roots will flourish,
fooling the world
into believing
it had grown a rose.

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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June 2, 2019
 

We are surrounded by sound;
it’s easy to become distracted by the daily noise.
It is important that you take the time to focus
and listen to your inner voice
- that much power should never be ignored.

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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May 31, 2019
 


When I was with you, my eyes were fooled.
They only saw what you wanted them to see.
I worshipped you as though you were the only person who could save me, but you deliberately kept me hungry, knowing I would feed on your empty promises, convinced that they were a feast.
You didn’t care that I regularly tore into my own skin, just so I could feel something.
My pain always went unnoticed in the same way that I was always invisible to you.
When I look back at my life with you, with the same eyes, they see things differently now.
Where there was once doubt and confusion, a fog that I could never shake, it is clear to me now that you silenced my voice because you refused to acknowle...

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May 24, 2019
 

You will never be able to fly
if you remain tied
to the things
that keep you grounded.

‘Let go’ - James McInerney.

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May 17, 2019
 

#533

I am not afraid of the storm,
I welcome the rain.
The ground beneath me may open,
but this rose has roots,
when exposed,
feed quicker in order to survive.


‘Resilience’ – James McInerney

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May 10, 2019
 

Whilst there are fires that burn and rivers that rage,
whenever I am in your presence,
I always find myself unmoved,
envious of a life I’ll never own.
When it comes to us, you only give pieces of yourself to me
and I`m always left with an unfinished puzzle,
unable to understand the bigger picture.
It`s no surprise that my head and my heart are confused,
you keep me at a distance and call it love
as though the miles that separate us don’t matter,





they do.

James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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May 2, 2019
 

We may walk the same path
but the pace at which we move differs dramatically.
I will always be a beating heart,
fuelled by the promise of love
and yet you will always be a banging drum.
What you lack in rhythm
you make up for in noise.
Whenever I think about our relationship,
its future,
I often compare it to passing strangers
and their level of interaction
as they acknowledge each other
– temporary.


James McInerney
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April 23, 2019
 

Sometimes you must trust the universe and embrace the journey,
even if it means traveling to places you’ve never been before.
The open road never judges those that cross its path.
All the trappings that once held you back will be dust that settles in the distance, a distance that you control.
What matters is that you matter too.
Do not be afraid of the unknown - you will be in the company of strangers, each on their own personal journey with their own personal baggage.
The places you visit, the people you meet, will aid your regrowth but they will not define you as a person.
The moment you buy that ticket,
regardless of the cost,
that will be your defining moment.


James ...

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April 13, 2019
 

No. 529
You will get to a point
where you will outgrow certain types of people.
Don’t be afraid of being a windmill when the hurricane hits,
we all pass through this life at different speeds.
You have passion and ambition;
you must never apologise or make allowances for people
who do not share your vision.
It is not your responsibility to open their eyes
to your way of thinking,
if they cannot see your personal growth,
it is because they choose not to see it.
You have a choice too.

‘Flowers always thrive in good soil.’

James McInerney
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April 8, 2019
 

No. 528

Life is never going to be straightforward
– it is a journey, a river.
You will feel like you are having to survive each chaotic twist and turn without there ever being an end in sight.
The rocks,
with their sharp edges,
will be your constant reminder that nothing comes easy.
You will have to navigate an unforgiving tide,
tending to your own wounds along the way,
knowing that with each scar,
a valuable lesson has been taught and learnt
and it was just the river teaching you everything you need to know
so that when the time comes,
you are fully prepared for the sea.


Stay the course – James McInerney


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April 5, 2019
 

If you and I are to truly fall
in the way we are supposed to fall,
a promise of forever
must firstly be made to the sky
so that it can relieve us of our wings
to aid the descent.
Although I am fond of flying,
I would willingly,
without hesitation,
sacrifice my ability to visit a world
that heaven overspills onto
in exchange for a lifetime of existing in your presence.
I would have no need to climb
to the dizzy heights in search of angels
- I would have you.

‘My heaven exists in you’ – James McInerney.
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April 3, 2019
 

I have nothing but love for you,
however, I do not have you.
It’s no wonder my heart
is in a constant state of confusion
– in a single beat it feels everything
and yet I always find myself at a loss.

James McInerney
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March 26, 2019
 

Sometimes you have to trust the wind
and allow it to take you places.
Change can be scary,
but you should never be afraid of the destination.
Energy moves,
it flows,
it travels.
We were not born to stand still,
those that do, will always ache
for places they’ll never visit.


‘Go with the flow.’ – James McInerney
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