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James McInerney

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


James McInerney
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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’


James McInerney
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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.


James McInerney
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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.

James McInerney
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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.'



James McInerney
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February 11, 2019
 

I will not burn,
I will learn from my mistakes,
I might be a river of tears,
but all rivers eventually flow to the sea
- you.

‘goodbye’

James McInerney
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February 10, 2019
 

Today is the day that your eyes will be opened
to a new way of living, however,
your approach must be completely different.
You can’t walk a new path in old shoes
– your feet will remain as comfortable as they once did,
the tread will be just as worn,
and you will end up slipping into old habits
and it is the old habits that are sometimes the hardest to shake.
Buy new shoes,
pricey ones,
with good soles
– you have a lot of walking ahead of you,
especially if you are looking to distance yourself
from the all-seeing eyes that only see what they want to see.
You don’t need them, in fact, you don’t need anyone
– you are stronger than you realise.
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February 8, 2019
 

It won’t be until you are truly lost,
that you will awake to the realisation
that you don’t need to be found
in order to survive.                  
The moment you realise your self-worth
will be the difference between
allowing things into your life that heal
instead of the toxic things
that will forever hinder
your personal growth.


James McInerney
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February 7, 2019
 

I drank your darkness
like a thirsty soul,
looking for love in all the wrong places.
I mistook your varied shades of grey
for beautiful colours
and I painted them proudly on my banner of hope,
only to realise that I wasn’t part of the parade,
accompanied by a marching band,
celebrating life.
As my hunger for you lessened,
I found myself belonging to a different kind of procession,
a funeral procession
– mine.

‘When you let the darkness in,
you end up becoming dark too.’


James McInerney
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February 4, 2019
 

In a moment of clarity,
she found herself belonging
to the words of a song,
one that had always been written for her.
She had somehow allowed herself
to be convinced by the world,
that the lyrics had no purpose or value
and yet as she heard every uplifting verse,
she regained what she had once lost,
her rhythm,
her music,
herself.


James McInerney
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February 2, 2019
 

I awoke
wearing a love for you,
that existed
beneath
all the layers
of my clothes.

James McInerney
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January 31, 2019
 

Do not underestimate the level of power that I possess.
I will not fall in the way you expect me to,
I will not conform just to suit your ever-changing needs,
my legs will not buckle under your pressure as though weak.
When we collide,
which of course we will,
the heavy weight that you constantly placed upon my shoulders
will become the counterbalance
that will keep my spine rooted to the earth
so that I remain nourished.
It will allow me to stand tall,
it will support me as I grow in confidence.
You will see me flourish before your eyes,
it will become a constant reminder of what you lost.
I will breathe you in,
consuming all the air that surrounds me
so that wh...

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January 30, 2019
 

Although we dance,
I barely move.
I find myself captivated
by your ‘music’,
filled with so much passion,
I fear I will never get to use.


James McInerney
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January 28, 2019
 

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.
I am not fire.
Fire burns.
I will not burn for you.
I will not breathe in your toxic fumes
and pretend that they are love.

James McInerney
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January 27, 2019
 

Of all the lights that shine,
you will always be the star,
sat in the night sky,
that my eyes settle upon,
before they are closed by sleep.

James McInerney
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January 25, 2019
 

You are the light,
you have no reason
to be afraid of the dark;
the way you shine,
the shadows fear you more.


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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
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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
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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.


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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
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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
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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.


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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
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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
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