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James McInerney

PO# 637973
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Poet and Author. Twitter / Instagram : @millsmc07
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.
I know it might see...

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07


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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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
Instagram /Twitter: millsmc07

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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.


James McInerney
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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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
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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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
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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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
Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07

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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
– when we acknowledge the darkness
it no longer remains hidden from the light
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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.


James McInerney (Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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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
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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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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January 10, 2019
 

I know you are suffering right now,
but please know that the pain you are currently feeling
has not gone unnoticed
- it fills the loudest of rooms
and silences the voices of those that speak ill of you.
Even at your weakest,
believe me when I say
that you are bigger,
better
and stronger
than the fools that seek gold
and yet,
just by being in your presence,
do not realise the level of wealth they possess.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 9, 2019
 



I found myself belonging
to some pretty dark places
before I met you.
My time was spent,
feeling things
I didn’t want to feel,
loving people
that never truly loved me back
and it hurt me
in ways I will never be able to explain.   


- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 5, 2019
 


Her breath hangs heavy
at the back of her throat,
the lies,
the hurt,
the pain,
they choke.
She does not cry,
not a single tear,
her sorrow is temporary,
as is the fear.
She is mighty,
a force unknown,
her heart needs no one,
to feel complete,
inhale,
exhale,
rinse,
repeat.


- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 4, 2019
 

If I am a night sky,
may you always be the early morning sunrise
that I seek, so I do not feel completely alone in this world.
Knowing that I could lose myself
whilst in your presence,
regardless of consequence,
to have you look at me
in the way,
I look at you,
is all that I crave.

- James McInerney
(Instagram  / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 3, 2019
 

We are and always will be,
two planets set adrift in the same galaxy,
bound together by our own kind of gravity.
Although there are stars to fall in love with
and a moon to adore,
you still willingly chose to give your heart to me
and I couldn’t help but love you even more.

James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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January 2, 2019
 

Yesterday I was;
tomorrow I will be,
today I’ll take my time
and enjoy being me.

James McInerney
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January 1, 2019
 


She wasn't an adventure,
she was the whole journey
- a beautiful path lined with flowers
that only those who inspired her heart
were worthy of walking upon.



James McInerney
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December 30, 2018
 

I am drawn to the sea
and in turn,
the sea,
me.
Its salty tide,
my salty tears.
The heights and depths at which I roam
are affectionately mirrored,
with every ebb and flow.
We dance a dance,
and that dance is true,
we rise,
we fall,
we rage,
we bleed
and yet to the sea I am drawn,
and in turn,
the sea,
me.

James McInerney
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December 28, 2018
 

Trust me when I tell you that you are worthy of so much more.
The reason you are currently feeling unnoticed and unloved
is down to failings beyond your control.
Do not put yourself through torture
just because commitment is an impossible thought
for the kind of people who are afraid
to be real about how they truly feel.
They need to change, you don’t.

James McInerney
Twitter / Instagram @millsmc07

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December 24, 2018
 

The
people
that
try
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break
you,
are
often
broken
too.

- James McInerney
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December 23, 2018
 

We are what we always knew we would become
- two perfectly formed circles,
carved in stone,
shaped by an unrelenting destiny.
Our paths will always overlap
- hidden -
untouched by the world
because the world could never understand our love,
it could never comprehend our level of symmetry
in the same way that we do.

- James McInerney
(Instagram / Twitter : millsmc07)

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