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I was tattered and drunk staring in the mirror;

A blank expression with a tear-stained face;

Unshaven, unkempt, the weight slowly melting away,

The bones slowly revealing their form, ready for the grave, with slapped on talcum to keep the lesions covered, wherever they may stain.

The aches, the pains, the inability to stand, fill my brow with a cold sweat that casts a cloak upon my bra...

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Must touch once, twice, thrice!

Otherwise I must pay the price!

Penetrating thoughts that won’t go away,

Compulsions that haunt me day by day,

Anxiety comes, anxiety goes,

Got guilt, depression and so much obsession.




Please leave me!


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Grandad's Armchair

Grandad’s Armchair

Strange smelling, mustard brown moth-eaten chair, where Grandad sat on a Sunday afternoon after lamb with all the trimmings.

Like a heaving ancient giant, with his mouth ready to catch flies and glasses knocked to one side, he snores and wheezes, his tongue sissing like a snake.

With a choo choo train I fly around and scream and crash and wallop into everything; as Acti...

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Gently rolling on the ocean foam,

With skies above

And sharks below,

I ramble round the seven seas to nowhere.


I twist in the current and churn with the waves,

Tempests crash,

Hurricanes pass,

The sunny days are welcome.


The peace and cold and wetness told,

And creatures use my shade as home;

For I am shelter where hurt fish cry,

A lushe...

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We'd Fly Rings Around the Moon

We’d Fly Rings Around the Moon

On quiet nights,
I think of you
And the thought of your embrace,
If only your heart would know me,
We’d fly rings around the Moon.

When the sun breaks,
And I wake
To find I am in love,
I get this hurt,
That lingers,
If only your heart would open,
We’d fly rings around the Moon.

To be your lover by night
And friend by day,
And really get to know y...

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