Pinned

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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Nov 4

Four line — No wisdom

By Sharon Waldron on Unsplash

There’s no merit in helping others,
No fault in doing what’s best for yourself,
But don’t lose others in helping yourself,
Nor lose yourself in doing what’s best for others.

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Oct 21

Reject them all

By Joseph Barrientos on Unsplash

I told her the moon was beautiful
She said she preferred the stars,
I compared her eyes to the deepest sea,
And drowned there within.

No words were spoken
The moment broken
By an awkward and silent farewell.

Neither moon nor star
Ocean low or far
Compares.

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Sep 2

Oh fear

By Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash

One magazine to independence, one magazine to cleaning my room to hold my secrets. Because when the internet sucked for those matters, one magazine was all you needed.

Of course, as time went on, that one magazine wasn’t much of a reason to keep up the habit, but by then…

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May 11

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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May 10

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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May 10

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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Emmanuel Lomax

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