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James McInerney

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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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
Instagram / Twitter @millsmc07

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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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