If life was like a letter

And reality a dream

If love was somewhat better

Alive but less extreme


If the past was dead and rotten

And Death was just a door,

Then I could bear your loving scars

For now and evermore

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Arrangement in any minor key

Arrangement in any minor key

By JFarrell


The music is me

Discordant, harsh, out of tune

A roaring cacophony

Ill composed from its beginning


Composed by a loveless mother

Transcribed by a violent father

A minor key

For sadness and pain


Along the way

It’s been added to, altered

Key changes everywhere

By those who consider themselves conductors


But, now

A new instrument has found its voice

From the depths of my soul

Haunting pizzicato strings stir and swell


An orchestra of strings hails the now

And is answered by woodwind breaths

The angelic harmony of harp song

Envelopes all


With a life of its own

The music of my soul rewrites me

Rewrites all that I was and have become

I am now a movement in the key of E



Author's Notes/Comments: 

music heals

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We woke from our potholed hearts,
Walked as we trembled,
Kept our memories in white, 
Fill our breath evalastingly,
Poured our kisses to our lips,
Rise though left our hearts dust away.

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The Road


I once took a breath,
With a dose of smiles,
Covered with death,
But taste of an angels breath,
Quenching thirst as death roars within me,
But only bears the taste of your love.

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when THEY come for me

When THEY come for me

By Jfarrell


When THEY come for me

It ain’t gonna matter

I will be so far gone

THEY can have my decaying, rotten remains

And do what THEY like with them




I don’t care why THEY’re coming this time

Take my home

Throw me out to live on the streets

Put me back in that hospital

You will take your meds or we will tie you down and force them into you


When THEY come for me

I ain’t gonna be here


Author's Notes/Comments: 


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the new world

The new world

By Jfarrell


It used to be..





Of the tap,

Make you mad enough

Wanna kill someone;



Where’s my reply????

Cmon, stupid bloody phone

Useless bloody internet….


I asked her to marry me….


OH…………….. SHI………. sorry


I didn’t mean to hit you,

Bugger, sorry, was on the phone…


Please wake up,

I can’t of hit you, that hard,

Please wake up.





Author's Notes/Comments: 

dunno what went wrong, but scares the crap outta me

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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

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