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James McInerney

PO# 637973
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
November 17, 2018
 

It wasn’t until
I got caught up in the wreckage with you,
our bodies intertwined,
that I felt the urge within me
to run every red light thereafter.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 16, 2018
 

I no longer live within moments
that now only exist to create memories without you
– they are empty and broken in the same way that I am.
So I detach myself,
a life destined to be lived in the past,
chasing footsteps
made by ghosts
that leave me lost.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 15, 2018
 

I
WOULD
WILLINGLY
GIVE
THE
WHOLE
OF
MY
HEART,
FOR
ONE
PIECE
OF
YOUR
SKY.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 14, 2018
 

I am no longer held by you
in the way that I need to be held
so that my heart can feel moved.
The layers of warmth,
that were once bone deep,
bleed from my skin
through the cracks that refuse to close.
Where there was once light,
I am now exposed to the ever-changing textures of darkness,
my focus gone as I am stood at the edge of everything,
a whisper amongst the silence,
an echo without its sound.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 13, 2018
 

You never truly understood me,
not in the way I wanted you to.
Your eyes always saw love
as though it were a glorious day
and the second the storms took hold,
the sails were raised,
and you were off,
in search of paradise.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)


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November 12, 2018
 

I no longer know what to do with the empty spaces that remain
– they exist in the same way that I exist and yet I barely exist at all.
Time doesn’t move for me anymore,
I see it,
I feel it,
I hear it,
but I am no longer part of it.
We parted ways the day I held you wanting nothing but time,
only to have to watch time fade from you as though it didn’t matter,
as though you didn’t matter
but you mattered to me,
you were all that mattered to me.
I remember holding you in my arms,
my whole world filled with time,
living,
breathing,
moving
and yet you were not.
You were no longer you and I was no longer me and, in that moment,
I decided I no longer cared for tim...

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November 11, 2018
 

I truly understand
why the moth is drawn to the light,
its wings frantically beating against the glass
- it fears the darkness,
in the same way I fear you
and yet I still smile,
every single time you tell me you love me,
even though I’m slowly dying inside.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 10, 2018
 

We don’t flow into each other with ease.
We will never be the gentle stream
slipping effortlessly into the river.
That’s not us.
Our relationship will always be the wildest waters
forcing their way into the stream instead.
It’s how we flow.


James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 9, 2018
 

I want someone
who will promise me stars
that haven’t even been born,
from galaxies
that are yet to be formed.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 8, 2018
 

Never let anyone
or anything
convince you
that you aren’t beautiful.
The reason you always feel insecure
is because you are an entire universe
living in a world made up of stargazers
who will only appreciate you
for your night sky.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 7, 2018
 

I remember how the rain
made my clothes feel heavy,
how they clung to me
in the same way I held onto you
feeling my heart break
when you never held me back,
your arms incapable of loving me
because I no longer moved you
in the way I once used to.  

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 6, 2018
 

Always keep an open mind and respect those around you.
Life is never going to be straightforward,
it is supposed to be diverse,
the people who breathe its air
are supposed to be different
– different is good,
it should be embraced and celebrated
not ignored and ridiculed
- all we end up doing is isolating ourselves from each other.
We all have the power within us
to build and grow and do amazing things
with our minds and yet we can also become
the architects of our own demise
if we are not careful.   
Think.
Build.            
Grow.   

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)                                                                     

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November 5, 2018
 

When love ends,
it dies,
it automatically becomes an open casket funeral.
There should be tears,
there should be a period of mourning,
the procession should be able to pay their respects
– nothing will ever be the same again.
When we don’t acknowledge its passing,
when we don’t allow ourselves the time to grieve,
to heal,
we will never truly be able to love again.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 4, 2018
 

Your poetry is going to be raw and emotional
and it might not flow perfectly but it’s you.
You spilled your heart out on the page
and that’s the best kind of beautiful there is.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 3, 2018
 

The tension between us is real
as is the darkness in which I now hide myself from you.
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.
Fire is destructive,
it destroys all in its path
and because you are now fire,
I cannot walk upon your path anymore
as though it were mine.
I am not fire,
fire burns,
I will no longer burn for you;
I will no longer breathe in your toxic fumes
and pretend that they are love.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 2, 2018
 



She is fierce.
When it comes to love,
a Queen accepts  
nothing less
than a King
when she is sharing her kingdom.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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November 1, 2018
 

We need more solutions not bigger problems.
We need the right kind of answers not more questions.
There needs to be so much more love
than the hate that breeds
and then maybe just maybe
we will have a better understanding of each other,
a better understanding of ourselves
and the only voice we will hear
is the voice of reason
and it will be so loud
that the negative voices in our head
- the ones that convince us of things that aren’t true -
will no longer be heard.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 31, 2018
 

Just because you fell in love
with the sunrise,
it doesn’t mean you have to apologise
to the stars every single night
– you owe them nothing.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)  

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October 30, 2018
 

Even at the worst of times:
each passing storm,
every stolen breath,
I have always fought the falling skies for us,
I have stood my ground,
I’ve cheated death.
Scattered pieces of my broken heart,
mother nature’s wrath
can be cruel and harsh;
my roots are strong,
my spirit too,
she will not destroy what we have built,
I will never tire,
whilst I have you.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)   

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October 29, 2018
 

When I’m without you,
you are nothing but fireworks in my lungs
- tiny explosions that leave me breathless.        

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)                                                      

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October 28, 2018
 

I will not subject my heart to periods of confusion
just to satisfy your ever-changing needs.
If you are to love me
it will not be whilst in a dream like state
– I have no time for dreamers,
they are either asleep
or have their head stuck permanently in the clouds
where the air is thin
and the oxygen sparse.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 28, 2018
 

Although I run from you,
the distance is minimal in comparison
to how far I have tried to run from myself
and failed.
I may run from you,
but I can never truly run from me
and that hurts more than you’ll ever know
because right now,
I know that I am not good enough for you
-  I am as far from being me as I can possibly be.  
If you knew of my pain,
the darkness I wear that sits comfortably beneath my skin,
you would realise that I only run from you,
so that my demons follow me and only me
– regardless of the love
I feel so deeply for you.  
If they follow me,
they cannot hurt you,
so I run.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 27, 2018
 

I now understand
what you were
- my false hope.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 26, 2018
 

It took me time to realise my own strength,
to realise that you were just drip-feeding me to keep me hungry and manageable.
However, as your self-confidence grew, unbeknownst to you, mine did too.
I did not feed from you to satisfy my hunger,
I fed from you because you foolishly gave thinking I needed to be fed,
unaware that I had no appetite whilst in your presence.
All the time I was feeding,
I was growing,
I was learning how to survive on the scraps you deemed sufficient.
In my mind, they became a feast and that feast sustained me.
What you saw as weakness,
became my strength and I realised that I no longer needed to be nourished by you
in order to survive.
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October 25, 2018
 

Some things just aren’t supposed to last; I kept rebuilding the wall, every single time it grew brittle and weak and I eventually came to the realisation, after endless failed attempts, that the wall wasn’t the problem, you were. Whilst I maintained my side of things with love and affection, you neglected yours and still expected it to remain as strong as it was when we first built it together. I grew tired of being the only one who cared about bricks and perfectly formed joints and in the end, I grew tired of you. The tiredness consumed me, and it showed, my hands hung loose by my sides and all I could do was watch as the wall slowly fell apart, knowing in a way, I had become the wall – negl...

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October 25, 2018
 

Keep your eyes closed –
there are things in this world
that your eyes should not see.
I will carry your body through the chaos
to where the chaos cannot reach.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 24, 2018
 

Beneath the sky,
I am the sea,
each wave that breaks,
I break,
I bleed.

I suffer tides,
I suffer me,
my heart has wounds
that will not heal.

Beyond the shore,
beyond your reach,
beneath the sky,
I am the sea.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 24, 2018
 

We were the sea once,
separate waves,
pulled by the same tide
that crashed only where the waters ran deep.
No shoreline could hold us,
we were a force without measure and yet, in the end,
you allowed distance to define our love.
You took the miles and the metres
and turned them into doubts and excuses,
unaware that for me, it was the distance that made me want you more
– I had someone to miss,
I had a place to call my home,
I had you.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 23, 2018
 

I love that you still wear flowers in your hair for me
even though I know that most days you do not care
for the sunshine at all.
Even if I lived a thousand lifetimes,
I could never comprehend the level of sorrow you hide
so well behind your smile.
However,
in return,
unbeknownst to you,
I gather all the petals that fall,
and they line the pages of my favourite books
that I read over and over,
every single time we are apart.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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October 23, 2018
 

To the poor soul that finds me,
I am sorry,
I was once a vision that the world chose to forget.
Forgive me so that I am forgiven
- it matters not what I was,
now that I am not.
Do not think of me in sorrow,
as though there are tears that need to be cried,
I’ve already made peace with all of my demons;
we became the best of friends,
the moment I died.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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