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James McInerney

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

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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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July 5, 2019
 

It’s easy to judge someone, based on what you see
and form an opinion of them that will be completely wrong.
You will learn a lot about yourself as a person
if you understand that everyone has a different story to tell
that has been lived beyond the page.
Be patient.
Listen.
Always treat people with kindness and remember that flowers bloom
when the sun shines, they open up because they trust its warmth.


James McInerney.
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June 17, 2019
 

I have been walking towards you my entire life,
hopeful that one day we will meet
somewhere in the middle.
When it comes to love,
I have no interest in triangles.
I see no value in moving in never-ending circles either,
especially when the centre is always the heart of everything.

‘You are my centre.’


James McInerney.
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June 16, 2019
 


I am not affected by your level of hate.
If I wanted to experience the kind of power
you think you possess, I would visit the sea
at its moment of weakness and give myself
to the raging tides.


‘You are not the sea’


James McInerney.
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June 10, 2019
 

You are not defined as a person
by the people that choose to leave.
Do not let your thoughts wander
in the way they did.
It is easy to lose focus
when the ground beneath your feet
becomes unstable but it’s your ground,
it’s your piece of land,
the beautiful flowers will grow back.

James McInerney.
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June 7, 2019
 

You have been led to believe
that change comes at a cost
and yet the people that lead,
have riches in abundance
whilst you remain poor and hungry.

‘Unfollow’

James McInerney.

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June 6, 2019
 

You will never achieve the peace
you desire if you keep surrounding yourself
with people who emit a sound that differs from yours.
We all thrive at different frequencies;
you should never get to the point
where you become accustomed
to high level noise,
those that do,
end up becoming what they hear.

James McInerney.

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June 5, 2019
 

Everyone is different;
we all have our mountain to climb.
The dizzy heights
that leave people breathless,
can also,
for some,
exist at its base.

‘Levels of anxiety.’

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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June 4, 2019
 

The worst part
of letting go,
is all the broken things
we cling onto,
as
we
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the
fall.

James McInerney.

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June 3, 2019
 


If you give hate a reason to thrive,
its roots will flourish,
fooling the world
into believing
it had grown a rose.

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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June 2, 2019
 

We are surrounded by sound;
it’s easy to become distracted by the daily noise.
It is important that you take the time to focus
and listen to your inner voice
- that much power should never be ignored.

James McInerney.

Instagram / Twitter - @millsmc07

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May 31, 2019
 


When I was with you, my eyes were fooled.
They only saw what you wanted them to see.
I worshipped you as though you were the only person who could save me, but you deliberately kept me hungry, knowing I would feed on your empty promises, convinced that they were a feast.
You didn’t care that I regularly tore into my own skin, just so I could feel something.
My pain always went unnoticed in the same way that I was always invisible to you.
When I look back at my life with you, with the same eyes, they see things differently now.
Where there was once doubt and confusion, a fog that I could never shake, it is clear to me now that you silenced my voice because you refused to acknowle...

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May 24, 2019
 

You will never be able to fly
if you remain tied
to the things
that keep you grounded.

‘Let go’ - James McInerney.

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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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