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James McInerney

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United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
May 17, 2019
 

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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
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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.


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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.’

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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.

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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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March 24, 2019
 

Recognise your inner strength.
Flowers often get pulled from the earth,
but they still have the roots and the ability
within them to regrow, you do too.

'Born to thrive’ – James McInerney

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March 20, 2019
 

No. 523

The pitter, patter of cherished feet,
angels returned before their time,
shadows that no longer cast a light,
buried deep,
beneath the feet,
of loved ones left behind.

Worshippers sat amongst worshipped lovers,
each hymn and verse,
an eternal struggle,
nothing good is allowed to last forever,
it withers like a rose unearthed.


‘Gone too soon’  - James McInerney

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March 18, 2019
 

No. 522

I am not going to justify myself to a world that only sees me when it decides I`m worthy and no longer invisible.
I don’t need to be ‘seen’, my life so far has been a tremendous achievement, my only regrets are that it took me far too long to realise that museums and galleries aren’t the only places where art lives
– it lives in me too,
I am art.
I know I may not appeal to everyone; however, I have learnt, that the only person I need to please is me.
The world is full of critics and I will always be my worst critic and often judge myself harshly, but I know me best, I know the struggle I’ve been through. What I won’t accept are strangers with opinions based on the cover a...

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March 16, 2019
 


I do not need
a reason
to love you less,
I already have
a lifetime
of reasons
to love you more.


James McInerney
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March 13, 2019
 

No. 520
You always have the ability
to open old wounds,
even when we don’t speak.
We remain tangled;
my heart is drawn to you
for reasons that escape me
and yet I cannot escape you,
I will never be free
– my broken pieces are being held together
by the constant pull of your invisible thread.

-    ‘We are tragically Interwoven’


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March 11, 2019
 

When it comes to my heart,
you will never understand me,
if you cannot be patient.
There will be times when I am silent,
do not mistake my silence for weakness or neglect.
When I feel things,
I feel them deeply,
my emotions often hold me hostage
and render me immobile.
Do not try to save me
– I do not need saving,
I need time and space
so that I can process every impossible thought
and balance it with a sense of reason.
Only then will I feel comfortable in my own skin
and you will get the version of me you rightly deserve.

- ‘If you love me, be patient.’

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March 8, 2019
 

And yet she still walked into the storm,
unafraid of the chaos,
for it knew not of the struggle
she had endured and won.

#InternationalWomensday

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March 6, 2019
 

I will love you
until I am no more,
and yet,
even then,
you will become the song
that plays on repeat in my mind.

-    ‘Eternally yours.’

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March 4, 2019
 

The kind of people that are stood before the storm,
understand the need for change,
quicker than those that hide from it.
It’s not your responsibility to carry the weight of the world
on your shoulders – all you are doing is lightening the load
on a system that is already flawed and needs to break.
If you want change,
the kind that makes waves,
you can’t pick a fight with the sea, you’ll never win
– its tides are too strong.
Real change begins in the rivers,
in the streams,
amongst the overlooked
and the underappreciated,
but you must not allow your body to become a refuge
for all the broken souls – their sharp edges will wound you
and that wound will rot.
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February 28, 2019
 

I believed you when you told me that the air was breathable.
I burnt the supporting beams,
knowing my walls would fall
because you convinced me that I didn’t need to live
with the comfort of a roof above my head, if I had you.
You promised me that the stars would be enough
and yet, when the sky opened up
and your eyes saw an entire universe of opportunity,
your gaze was set on a destination
that took you as far from us as you could possibly be.


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February 26, 2019
 



In its obsessive need
to conquer and destroy,
the darkness knew not of my ability
to shed my own skin in order to survive.
You taught me that,
I learnt to let go of the things I no longer need
in the same way you let go of me.

- ‘I have outgrown you.'


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February 25, 2019
 


You do not need to change who you are
just to fit the mould, cast by a broken society.
Stick to your values,
make choices that offer long-term fulfilment
instead of short-term solutions that lead nowhere.
There is no turning back when you have sold your soul
and the veil drops and you see the mirage for what it truly is
– an empty highway,
sign posted with places that you will never reach.
You are worth more than that.
Stand your ground.
Own your space.


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February 24, 2019
 

Communication is important,
it is the key that unlocks the door to a world full of change.
Life doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it.
The more we talk to each other,
the moment we take that leap of faith and express how we are truly feeling
instead of bottling it all up, the quicker we will realise that we are the answer
to each other’s questions.
Sometimes change can come about from something as simple as
“hello”
or
“how are you feeling today?” ”.
It is easy to lose sight of what’s important,
we are all different,
which is good
– individuality should be celebrated but we are also the same too.
We all think,
we all feel,
we are all capable of love and h...

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February 22, 2019
 

In the process of saving you,
I convinced myself
that I was being saved too
and yet I have never felt so lost.


‘You took but never gave’


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February 21, 2019
 

There will be days
where you will feel perfectly in tune with your body.
Cherish those moments.
When we completely fall out of touch with our inner self,
the divide becomes apparent to those who know us well
and, in the process, we end up isolating ourselves
from the people that matter the most.
It is important to celebrate ‘oneness’
– that rare moment when our opposing thoughts
and feelings find a common ground,
a united breath.
All those tight bends,
those dangerous corners,
suddenly become an open road
and you will find yourself cruising,
soft top down,
the wind in your hair,
without a care in the world.


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February 19, 2019
 

I have no desire to gain altitude,
just to escape my current atmosphere.
My body has grown used to the air,
the way it floods my lungs and allows me to breathe freely.
I do not care for space
or do I spend my time worshipping the sun.
I dare say that the sun is envious of us all
– it knows the real stars are present here on earth,
and even though we are grounded,
we still manage to shine brighter.

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February 17, 2019
 

You can’t lose something
that wasn’t yours to begin with,
in the same way that there is no point searching the sky
for stars after the sun has risen
– you won’t find what you are looking for.


'Wasted energy' - James McInerney

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February 16, 2019
 

You should never fear the unknown,
even strangers often end up becoming the best of friends.


- Embrace the things that scare you. – James McInerney

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February 15, 2019
 

If anyone ever asked,
I wouldn’t know where to begin
when it comes to explaining us.
We never really had a proper beginning,
we were two lost souls
who found each other at the right time,
somewhere in the middle.
We have spent so long treading water,
playing catch up,
that my head and my heart are exhausted from the confusion.
However, if I know one thing to be true,
although we don’t have a beginning,
we will never have an end
– an end is final
and there is nothing final about us,
there never will be.

'What we have, we will always have' – James McInerney
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February 14, 2019
 

Oh how you make my heart race,
it’s as though I am slow dancing
with you in my arms,
to a song that never ends.

You are my music – James McInerney

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February 12, 2019
 

Softly, into the night we go,
every footstep stolen,
without trace.
Empty are the days that lay ahead
and yet they carry such a heavy weight.



-'When I lost you, I became lost too.'



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