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James McInerney

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
August 5, 2020
 


Do not allow yourself
to become lost
to negative thoughts.
You are not alone
in your level of thinking.
Things might seem impossible right now
but finding your voice
and asking for help
is the first step
on the road to recovery.

- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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August 2, 2020
 

I will not be a hearty meal that you feed on
as though I am just something to be consumed
until your level of hunger is satisfied.
I am more than that.
When you dine at my table,
there is an expected level of behaviour,
if you cannot comply,
do not expect a feast.

‘Manners matter.’

- James McInerney
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July 13, 2020
 

I have danced with you,
the world paused,
and in that moment,
we were finally free.
I have held you,
but my arms can’t seem to forget,
the way forever feels.
I have loved you,
you have loved me too,
although rivers may flow,
at different speeds,
in the end,
they always return,
to the sea.

‘Familiar tides.’

- James McInerney
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July 7, 2020
 

I fell for you,
knowing the ground would rise to meet me.
I parted every single cloud,
wanting nothing to soften the impact.
I felt helpless and hopeful in the same breath.
Nothing else mattered unless it mattered with you.
I remember the pain I felt when you never caught me.
It hurt in ways that I will never be able to explain
but my bones did not shatter in the way I expected them to.
They hardened. I grew. I stood tall.
I learnt that when it comes to love,
sometimes you must suffer the fall
because it makes you stronger.


- James McInerney
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July 2, 2020
 

I wander without destination
and yet I am not lost.
I might be uncertain about tomorrow,
but I will not worry.
What matters is that today,
I matter.

- James McInerney
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June 30, 2020
 

I am drawn to the sea
and its salty spray,
my thoughts preserved,
far beyond the shore.
I am lost,
I am found,
with every wave,
the tide,
its pull,
I break,
I bleed,
from the sea I was born,
and to the sea,
I will return,
when I leave.

- James McInerney
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June 28, 2020
 

I long for you.
If you are the fire,
I am a forest of hope,
eagerly awaiting your flame.
Rage like the wind,
let it carry you to me,
so that we may burn together.


- James McInerney
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June 15, 2020
 

#582 - ‘Lost’
 
I walk, without fear, towards the
promise of you. Following every
flower, in bloom, that still carries
your scent.
You always exist in all the places I
cannot reach; they hold on to your
beauty in ways I have only dreamt of
because all that I own are dreams.
Dreams of you.
Dreams of us.
I often find myself overwhelmed by
dreams, hoping one day I will wake,
and you’ll no longer be a dream to me.

- James McInerney
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June 1, 2020
 

Be you.
You have got nothing to prove to the world,
the fires that burn will always burn,
respect is not given,
it is taught,
those that take the time to listen,
will earn something that cannot be bought.


- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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May 19, 2020
 

The things we fear,
keep us hidden.
It is easy to become lost
when the shadows offer shelter
from the storm,
but you must never forget
that you are a force of nature too
and you deserve to be seen.

‘Step into the light’

- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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May 11, 2020
 

I should not hurt
when I am without you
and yet,
in your absence,
I find myself nursing every bruise.

‘Trauma’

- James McInerney
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May 1, 2020
 

Loving someone
is as reckless
as it is brave.
Love will have you running
into a burning building
in search of water,
to put out the fire,
knowing there will be a chance
you’ll end up
getting burnt.

‘death-or-glory’

- James McInerney
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April 24, 2020
 

Do not be fooled into believing
that you belong to the shadows,
just because you are having
negative thoughts.
It is important you understand
that what you are feeling
is temporary.
Clouds often cover the sun,
but they pass,
what you are feeling
will pass too.


- James McInerney
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April 14, 2020
 

The fires we start,
live longer than the seeds we sow
in an attempt to replace
what we have already lost.

‘Ignorance is not bliss’


- James McInerney
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April 12, 2020
 

You put all your energy
into defining my departure
and yet you couldn’t even acknowledge
my existence when we were together.


‘Afterthought’


- James McInerney
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April 8, 2020
 

I am drawn to the sky.
As I am stood alone,
I often daydream about being as free
as the clouds that pass
and letting go of the love
I have for you that I know
you’ll never embrace.

‘Us’

- James McInerney
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April 6, 2020
 

A Queen
who doesn’t
acknowledge
that she
is a Queen,
will live a
life ruled by
Kings.

- 'Know your worth.'

- James McInerney
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March 31, 2020
 

I have devoured endless seas,
in search of you,
and fought persistent tides,
that refused to let go.
As I now stand,
abandoned,
at the water’s edge,
counting victories,
keeping score,
I do so,
unaware,
that the sea is you.


'Don’t fight love, embrace it.'

- James McInerney
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March 29, 2020
 

ᴀʟᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ᴀᴛ ᴀ ᴅɪꜱᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ


ꜰʀᴏᴍ


ᴇᴀᴄʜ


ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ


ʀɪɢʜᴛ ɴᴏᴡ,


ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴅɪꜱᴛᴀɴᴛ.

‘Technology'

- James McInerney
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March 15, 2020
 

Sometimes it’s easier to remain silent
but silence is never easy,
it has a voice
and that voice can be loud.
Do not allow the heavy to settle, if you do,
you will settle too.
Rise up.
Speak out.
Change your world.


- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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March 7, 2020
 

No. 564

I never thought it possible to have every single colour exist at the same time,
until I saw you. I now live for sun-filled days that come with the promise of rain,
just so I can see you shine. I have traced your curves, your endless lines.
They stay with me, long after you fade.
It’s no wonder that love is hard to fathom
– my soul remains tortured and full of hope at the same time.
I exist in a constant state of confusion.
My heart breaks like the dawn of a new day, one full of promise, one full of you
but as every new day begins, I am always envious of the sky
– it gets to hold you in ways that I cannot.
I always end up becoming every darkened cloud that passes, ...

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February 21, 2020
 

When I trust you enough to take down my walls,
they will not fall,
they will shatter.
Falling is easy.
It takes courage,
but gravity does all the hard work.
When I let you in,
the true test will be if you recognise and appreciate that
the broken pieces,
the sharp edges,
are part of me too.

‘If you cannot accept all of me, I can never be yours.’


- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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February 1, 2020
 

Do not mistreat me and call it love
and then be shocked when I leave.
Life has taught me the difference
between kindness and control.
I am no longer fooled by people
who wear their tears well
and still have hate on their breath
– they reek of betrayal.

‘Strike one, you’re out!’

- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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January 26, 2020
 

Quit holding onto things
that keep you hanging.
The fall may hurt
but the self-worth you’ll reclaim
will soften the impact.


‘Be brave, let go’



- James McInerney
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January 25, 2020
 


If you spend your time pretending to be someone you are not,
just to fit in with a broken society, you will never be happy.
Be bold! Be confident with your life choices.
You will learn more about yourself, by being yourself.
Take the time to listen to your inner voice, it speaks the truth.
Do not waste head space on the non-believers,
the heart is easily fooled but it is the head that suffers the loss.
Believe in yourself and embrace the people that believe in you too.
You will get hurt along the way, but learning is living and sometimes the hardest lessons, teach us what needs to be taught so we can grow.

‘Life lessons 101’

- James McInerney
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January 14, 2020
 

Of all the rivers I have swam,
towards the promise of the sea,
I have never found you,
I have never found me.
As lost as I am now,
to the river I’m still drawn,
I cannot leave and yet I suffer,
I cannot love another,
now you’re gone.

‘Loss’


- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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January 4, 2020
 

Of all the people
that have held me,
just to keep me lost,
I finally found myself,
in your arms.

#believeinbetter

- James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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December 14, 2019
 

I will love you without question,
until I am laid to rest
and even then, I won’t love you any less.
The time I spend whilst we are apart,
shall be an ache easily forgotten,
the moment you are returned to my arms.
Do not live your life, when I am gone,
as though it is over too.
Time could never erase, regardless of length,
the constant cycle of me and you.


- James McInerney
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November 30, 2019
 

I am not so easily uprooted.
My roots run deeper than your understanding of me.
I am not something to be kept.
Flowers are kept.
I am not a flower.
I do not have delicate petals;
my skin is weathered but it is not marked or discoloured.
I belong to nobody; I belong to me.
I live, I love, I breathe, I bloom without worry because time cannot hold me.
I am eternal.
I am forever.
I am me.


- James McInerney
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November 23, 2019
 

The daily grind can take a toll on the soul.
That much heavy will eventually weigh you down.
Pause.
Breathe.
Focus.
The world can wait.
It is important that you don’t forget who is in control.

- James McInerney
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