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Recent Comments

Graham Sherwood on Reason to Stay (Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:43 am)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Anticlimactic (Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:49 am)

Martin Elder on Anticlimactic (Mon, 3 Feb 2020 07:48 pm)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Just Be (Mon, 3 Feb 2020 01:35 pm)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Afraid Of the Dark (Mon, 3 Feb 2020 01:34 pm)

Hannnah on Afraid Of the Dark (Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:56 pm)

poemagraphic on Just Be (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:38 pm)

Mika on Just Be (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:23 pm)

Mika on Afraid Of the Dark (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:20 pm)

Alexandra Parapadakis on Afraid Of the Dark (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:02 pm)

Reason to Stay

When sun comes against all odds

And the colours of life just pop

Or when the rain falls

It falls and falls

And you wet your lips

With piping hot tea

With warm biscuit

Savour the crumbs

Cosy and safe

In the arms of a jumper

The padding of the sofa,

Like a huge hug

Or when your face aches,

Your stomach vibrates

Because you are fighting to breathe

Through ...

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Anticlimactic

I know I traded something

A part of me

For the splendid splendour of money

I did that thing you shouldn’t do

I gave myself to him

You know, the soul

Cut a piece of myself out for him

You know, the heart

I cut a piece of myself off for him

(You know which part)

But I didn't feel a thing

I'm waiting to miss it

Miss this

Thing

I'm waiting for the pain

You...

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Just Be

Just be?

Believe me!

Scream! 

Just see this beast!

- Many screams -

By me, of mine, and me

At someone’s pair of legs poking out from under my bed

When they disappear,

I remind me: they were never here

But why do people say “in your head”?

When it can make you scream, 

And grow big in length and width

Until it cannot fit “in your head”

When it can breathe life...

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Afraid Of the Dark

How many times must I rinse off the moon

And unpeel the stars from my skin?

Have someone ask what were you drinking?

How many times must I try clinging to lamp lights?

Try configuring keys into shining beacons?

I cannot see in the dark

Yes, blackouts steal my sight

But when finished,

I wake up feeling feverish

And fear ferments and festers

The night can be sticky

H...

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