For the shame

Board with words: “I need cake because monday”
By Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

One cup of — kicking myself for that moment
Two cups of — wishing I didn’t exist
Three cups of — shit my life is over
Baking a pity cake on air.

Social death is coming quickly
I can feel it swooping in,
Group chats are waking at this moment
Casting jeers and…

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As you grow

Woman wearing headphones
By Mark Paton on Unsplash

When you’re young your ears get hot
From scoldings of your age
Too young for that or this
Whether young man or miss.

When you’re older
When the bottle hits your hand
Then the silence starts
And feelings echo.

Now you’re no longer stopped by that chant of youth
You’ll sleep…

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For a while

Man in front of train
By Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

Wait for me for a while;
How long is up to you
Wait for me with a smile
No other face shall do
Wait for me through the pain
It hurts me more than you
Wait for me — make no calls
They’ll listen, they won’t do
Wait for me — makeup on
Don’t like to see those bruises
Wait…

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A Day That’s Just Enough

Person doing the okay guesture.
By Clay Banks on Unsplash

Good days are overrated
Most last a good few hours
An okay day
Is versatile
No push for wealth or power.

A good day is just too exact
To be worth mentioning
To be worth reckoning
When others days go bad.

Ask me about my favourite day
I’d give you all…

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More things

Gray monkey thinking
By Juan Rumimpunu on Unsplash

I wish I were busier
Had more things to do
Had no time to ponder
Or think on the news.

Could stop my reflections
Bad thoughts and regrets
I wish I were busier
Minus all the stress.

I wish I were busier
Ain’t that quite the thought
For anything’s better
Than thinking a…

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For the feeling

Sleeves
By Zoe on Unsplash

Why wear my thoughts on my sleeves
When my face can hold them all,
Bunch my eyebrows in thought
Twist my lips to grin
Narrow my eyes in anger,
No need for sleeves when I feel
When I deal
With emotions in my day,
Why wear my thoughts on my sleeves
When my face holds
My every thought
And feeling…

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Emmanuel Lomax

Emmanuel Lomax

Amateur writer with a love for discussion and languages. Currently learning and bettering myself. Slowly.