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James McInerney

PO# 637973
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
January 23, 2019
 

Gentle,
like the birds that fly,
is how you calm my ferocious mind,
I feel such warmth
every time we share a long embrace,
knowing I can close my eyes
and pretend you're mine.


James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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January 22, 2019
 

There are days
when I feel like
I’m the only burning ember
left on this frozen planet.
A flame that the world refuses to see
and yet somehow,
despite it all,
I still exist,
I still burn,
even when it hurts to do so,
knowing I’ll always lack your warmth.

James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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January 21, 2019
 

The inner power you possess is god given.
It is unique
in the same way that you are
and cannot be duplicated as though interchangeable.
Believe me when I tell you
that you are a beautiful anomaly.
You are not, or will you ever be,
standard or normal,
you are a wonder,
a miracle.
You do not have to satisfy the needs of others
with answers to questions that attempt to define you as a person,
just so they can sleep better at night.
I say, deny them their sleep,
leave them to live their empty lives
in their empty houses
with their insecurities
and then sit back and watch how they boast,
despite it all, that they are truly living.


James McInerney
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January 20, 2019
 

When it comes to you,
in my mind,
I’ve already jumped.
It’s no wonder I can never breathe
when I am alone with my thoughts
and they are of you,
all that intensity
and no wings to soften the blow
can destroy
even the strongest of minds.


James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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January 18, 2019
 


When the moment gets tough
and the heaviness refuses to leave,
no one has the right to tell you
how you are supposed to feel.
Blood is blood, all of us bleed,
our hearts may break in similar ways,
but they heal at different speeds.
For some, it’s a graze, an insignificant bruise,
a room where the exits are clearly defined
and yet there are others who struggle,
their wounds as deep as the daily thoughts
that plague their mind.
Do not be silenced by people
that do not understand your level of pain.
Be vocal.
Shout and scream if you have to
– when we acknowledge the darkness
it no longer remains hidden from the light
and only then can the healing process beg...

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January 17, 2019
 

It is important that you reclaim the parts of yourself
that were always yours
- that level of validation will be like a fuse being lit,
it will be like a pin being pulled from its grenade.
Of course, there will be fire,
the sky will inevitably fall,
but the impact will be the catalyst
that will wake you from your sleep
and open your eyes
to a life filled with love and laughter
and days that you will never want to end.


James McInerney (Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 16, 2019
 


I’ve got to stop living my life through you
as though it’s all I am worth.
I’m left feeling empty,
and it’s the emptiness that I can no longer take,
a void in which I find myself constantly trapped.
Being loved by you should be enough,
I should feel complete
as though my life has purpose, but I don’t.
I feel empty,
I feel like I’ve become two different people
living two different lives,
both sharing the same heart,
both trying to destroy each other in order to survive.
As I watch them from a distance,
knowing neither will win,
I can’t help but feel like a stranger in my own life,
a life which I am forever living through you,
a life which is no longer mine.

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January 14, 2019
 

Pull me under
and never let go;
I would swim
in all your rivers
if I thought
they would take me home.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 11, 2019
 

It wasn’t until I cared
for the garden
that I truly noticed the flowers
and realised
that I would lose them forever
if they were not watered.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter :
millsmc07)

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January 10, 2019
 

I know you are suffering right now,
but please know that the pain you are currently feeling
has not gone unnoticed
- it fills the loudest of rooms
and silences the voices of those that speak ill of you.
Even at your weakest,
believe me when I say
that you are bigger,
better
and stronger
than the fools that seek gold
and yet,
just by being in your presence,
do not realise the level of wealth they possess.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 9, 2019
 



I found myself belonging
to some pretty dark places
before I met you.
My time was spent,
feeling things
I didn’t want to feel,
loving people
that never truly loved me back
and it hurt me
in ways I will never be able to explain.   


- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 5, 2019
 


Her breath hangs heavy
at the back of her throat,
the lies,
the hurt,
the pain,
they choke.
She does not cry,
not a single tear,
her sorrow is temporary,
as is the fear.
She is mighty,
a force unknown,
her heart needs no one,
to feel complete,
inhale,
exhale,
rinse,
repeat.


- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 4, 2019
 

If I am a night sky,
may you always be the early morning sunrise
that I seek, so I do not feel completely alone in this world.
Knowing that I could lose myself
whilst in your presence,
regardless of consequence,
to have you look at me
in the way,
I look at you,
is all that I crave.

- James McInerney
(Instagram  / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 3, 2019
 

We are and always will be,
two planets set adrift in the same galaxy,
bound together by our own kind of gravity.
Although there are stars to fall in love with
and a moon to adore,
you still willingly chose to give your heart to me
and I couldn’t help but love you even more.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 2, 2019
 

Yesterday I was;
tomorrow I will be,
today I’ll take my time
and enjoy being me.

James McInerney
(Instagram  / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 1, 2019
 


She wasn't an adventure,
she was the whole journey
- a beautiful path lined with flowers
that only those who inspired her heart
were worthy of walking upon.



James McInerney
(Instagram  / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 30, 2018
 

I am drawn to the sea
and in turn,
the sea,
me.
Its salty tide,
my salty tears.
The heights and depths at which I roam
are affectionately mirrored,
with every ebb and flow.
We dance a dance,
and that dance is true,
we rise,
we fall,
we rage,
we bleed
and yet to the sea I am drawn,
and in turn,
the sea,
me.

James McInerney
(Instagram  / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 28, 2018
 

Trust me when I tell you that you are worthy of so much more.
The reason you are currently feeling unnoticed and unloved
is down to failings beyond your control.
Do not put yourself through torture
just because commitment is an impossible thought
for the kind of people who are afraid
to be real about how they truly feel.
They need to change, you don’t.

James McInerney
Twitter / Instagram @millsmc07

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December 24, 2018
 

The
people
that
try
to
break
you,
are
often
broken
too.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 23, 2018
 

We are what we always knew we would become
- two perfectly formed circles,
carved in stone,
shaped by an unrelenting destiny.
Our paths will always overlap
- hidden -
untouched by the world
because the world could never understand our love,
it could never comprehend our level of symmetry
in the same way that we do.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 18, 2018
 

WHENEVER I AM IN YOUR PRESENCE,
I’M ALWAYS STOOD ON SOLID GROUND.
I FEEL THE WARMTH OF THE EARTH
BENEATH MY FEET,
I BURY MY TOES
SO THEY SIT JUST BELOW THE SURFACE,
OPPOSITE YOURS,
IN THE HOPE OUR ROOTS INTERTWINE
AND WE GROW INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 14, 2018
 

I do not fear the fall
– gravity always wins –
it’s never a choice.
What I fear is falling alone,
without you,
knowing that the impact
will shatter my bones
and you won’t be around
to help put my broken pieces
back together.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 11, 2018
 



I took down my walls,
I allowed them to fall in the most dramatic of ways,
in the same way I fell for you.
All I ever wanted was you
- you were enough
and yet I now find myself stood alone,
defenceless,
the walls which I built so high,
gone,
just like you.


James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 9, 2018
 

The only way that your heart will triumph at the hands of love is if those hands are your own. When we embrace and acknowledge that it is our divine right to be loved and that it is god given, the shrine that is our body will become the altar at which we worship, without fear, every single day. When we understand the true calling of our heart, only then will we allow those who are worthy enough to feast, the freedom of our inner sanctum, knowing full well that in turn they shall become a feast too.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 8, 2018
 

A storm as wild as you,
is a storm I will always chase.
Whilst others run from you,
I do not,
I welcome your embrace.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)


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December 7, 2018
 

I now realise that I never needed to be guided by your hand as though I didn’t know my own mind. I spent a lifetime trapped inside a world created by you, the exit always hidden through misdirection and a series of cheap parlour tricks, cleverly disguised as love to keep me contained. I foolishly believed that you were the ‘one’ and all I needed to do was to walk your path and there would be an abundance of nourishment to keep me sustained. I now know it was a lie, an illusion – you are a master of your craft. The flowers always bloomed in accordance to the season, the sun knew its place as did the stars and the moon and in turn I knew my place too. I smiled. I obeyed. I bit my tongue. Whilst...

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December 5, 2018
 

I awoke today,
to an empty house,
denied all the memories from my past
as though they belonged to someone else.
The pain that I felt,
oh how it tore into my heart,
reliving the moment I found forever,
only to have heaven steal you from my arms.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 4, 2018
 

My heart always aches for reasons
that it shouldn’t,
in ways that it shouldn’t,
for people that don’t deserve the love
I always willingly give.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 3, 2018
 

One day,
you and I will fall apart
in the most beautiful of ways
and it won't matter to us
where the pieces are scattered
- whoever finds what remains of our love
and tries to make sense of us,
could spend a lifetime and never even come close.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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December 1, 2018
 

In our final embrace,
let there be enough tears
to stain the world
so that the love we shared
shall never be forgotten.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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