i can tell tales of woe

I can tell tales of woe

By Jfarrell


I can tell tales of woe

Make you cry

Make you hurt

Make you wish

Things I won’t mention.


I can tell tales of destruction

I lit the match

Didn’t mean to, but,

Ashes, ruins, the stench of wet smoke,

How many of us are HERE? Right now?


But, I so wish..


Tales of hope I can do,

I know I need hope;

Tales of encouragement I can do,

I definitely need that.



All of YOU!

Will have to help me with

Tales of love,

I haven’t enough to remember

To recall,

To visualise,

To connect with the feelings…

An experience,

I must have had

Long ago



Author's Notes/Comments: 

if you like my stuff enough to read, thank you

don't know waht else to say

and, tonight....

And, tonight…

By Jfarrell


And, tonight,

Ladies and gentlemen,

To entertain you,

We have…


Prince Philip is retiring

(i can’t blame him, I’m half his age and couldn’t keep up, what a guy!)

Brad Pitt, “alcohol destroyed my marriage”

Another sex-tape-shame pop star

( who I’ve never heard of )

Cyclists should have registration plates

Oh, look…

Cute dog, doing cute dog things.










Please STOP being distracted!

You have a mind


You are as smart as any of them…





Author's Notes/Comments: 

you are smarter than i am. please THINK

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By JFarrell


I don’t know what the number is,

There are six billion people on this planet

( or is that just this country? )

That’s a lot of people


And, yet

So many of us


So alone



I am one of them




I have neighbours

Left, right, underneath me

I have faces I see, everyday

Exchange words with

I see faces I might like to talk to



They don’t talk to me first


I won’t risk

Talking to them first


So many of us are alone


It doesn’t have to be this way.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

YOU are not alone, even if you feel you are



by JFarrell



It may be my only redemption

I wish all joy to the World


I fear to be alone forever

I wish happiness to everyone

Every man, woman and child


I fear and feel pain

I wish LOVE

For YOU!



Author's Notes/Comments: 

i wish you love, dear reader

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i long to...

I long to….

 By JFarrell


I long to


Let it out, let it all out;

Pain, anger,

Just plain old


I so want to

Let it out.


I long to

fall in love

To love another totally, absolutely

and be loved back

To be held




I long to

Be a better person

Not this stupid, waste of space;


If I were a better person

I wouldn’t have to

Long to….



I am





(may you all have beautiful rainbows in your life)


(and beautiful dragons too)


Author's Notes/Comments: 

what do you long to.....?



By Jfarrell


As I put out my cigarette,

And glimpse the ashtray,

I can’t help but think

What a metaphor for my life

This is.


The dog-ends of past decisions,


Broken promises;

Drowning in the powdered ash

Long since burned.


The bottom of the ashtray,

Is stained ashen black;

Like Dorian Gray’s picture,

Inside me, is there a place,

That holds the scars of my mistakes,

Like dirty, filthy stains?


I can wash my ashtray;

Can I wash

What’s inside me?


I got cleaner,

I got scrubbing brush,


I gonna give it a bloody good try.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

yep, i am that dirty

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By JFarrell


Let’s go



There’s the edge


Don’t stop

Don’t think

Step off the edge

It’s what we are supposed to do

Was born to do

We are lemmings

And we should step off the edge


One day

One of us will fly

With real wings


Author's Notes/Comments: 

don't jump, think

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stop the flow

Stop the Flow

By JFarrell


I opened the vessel

And so much came out

I was overwhelmed and swept away

Giddy, dizzy

Dropped on the floor

Panting, gasping for breath

I had no idea

So much was there


And I didn’t imagine it could hurt anyone

I didn’t stop to think

How others might feel

And I am sorry for that.


I  don’t want to slop the flow

But, maybe, I can shape it into something nicer

More pleasant to experience

With no chance of anyone getting hurt

Magicians and butterflies

Clouds and stars

Brighter futures



Author's Notes/Comments: 

i didn't know i could write until i tried

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take my hand

Take my Hand

By JFarrell


Take my hand,

And I’ll help you as far as I can;

I can’t carry you,

But, maybe,

If you walk in my footprints,

It will ease your journey.



It does look like a long journey,

But you are not alone;


Take my arm,

Take the support you need.


I know,

You look around

And see no-one.

I know,

You feel so alone.

But I am here

Here to help you.


Take my hand,

I will catch you if you fall;

I will right you if you stumble;

I will be beside you, always;


Take my hand.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

alone is a lonely place