Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Hottest Day Ever

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When he was five
Ice cream ran down his innocent fingers
Sticky and attractive to bees
The stings made him angry at the world
It was the hottest day ever
 
When he was ten
He kicked the ball a little too hard
Shards of the neighbour’s window
Were still being found months later
It was the hottest day ever
 
When he was fifteen
In a stolen car she said no
But he knew she just got off on it
The struggle, the fight
It was the hottest day ever
 
When he was twenty-five
Stood in the dock he denied all
Everything. No robbery, no drugs
He’d beaten no-one
It was the hottest day ever
 
When he was thirty-two
She left him for the last time
Screaming she could take no more
On his knees begging, he would change
It was the hottest day ever
 
When he was forty-six
His body gave up the long hard fight
Abuse had finally done him in
Now forever tormented by fire and brimstone
Every day, the hottest day ever

For the Best

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You said this was for the best
You said this was what you wanted
You said you knew it made no sense
You said you were happy
 
I said it was time to let go
I said we can’t always have what we want
I said it made no sense
But if you were happy so was I
 
They said it was for the best
They said what I wanted was wrong
They said one day it would make sense
They said they’d seen you with her
Unhappy

For Rent

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What else can I do?
 
I don’t know how to steal
I don’t know how to run
I don’t know how to grow
I don’t know how to hurt
I don’t know how to take
I don’t know how to kill
 
I lie down safe
Comfortable
Warm
Safe
My rules
My world
 
Something needs to feed it
Loud inside my head
Demanding
Needing
 
What else can I do?
I don’t know how to die
 
Comfortable
Warm
Safe
Fed
I lie down
 
My world
My life