Goodbye

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I just wanted to take his little hand and run.

Jump on a bus and go on an adventure.

He didn’t want to go to school and little sobs racked his big soul.

His quivering lips , his wet eyes.

I wasn’t ready for such goodbyes.

All I could think was that:

His whole life would be filled with timetables.

One day

He wouldn’t be able to run away.

So why not today son?Why the hell not.

Let’s run while we still can.

While it’s still fun

Because someday you won’t have your mum.

Someday you’ll be in a suit and tie

With no one at the gate to wave goodbye

(c) Slumpless

 

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When I die

And when I die you can reveal my name

And they’ll say: “I didn’t realise she was so sad.”

But aren’t we all? 

Sometimes.

(Some more than most)

(C) Slumpless 

 

Semi-decent Human

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Your persistence paid off…

I love you.

Yep that’s it. I do.

You are human after all.

And that is my only requirement.

A semi-decent human and I’ll be yours forever.

That’s why I don’t allow myself to go so easy.

There isn’t enough of me to divide out with you all.

That’s why it took so long.

But once you chip away the shell

I’m all soft inside.

I’m like slime in those kids toys.

Throw me around and I’ll stick to the wall

I’ll stick to you all.

So be careful.

Once I’m covered in fluff

You’ll have enough

(c) Slumpless

Softer Falls

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Did you sleep child through it all?
The Winter snow, the Spring rainfall?
While the world was teeming, calling your name
You just kept on dozing all the same
Aye Sir I did. I slumbered fast
And hoped the peace it brought would last
For only in the closing eyes
Was I able to drown out horrible cries
Aye I did Sir, I slumbered tight
Through lavish days and lulling nights
I felt the moon crown in my thighs
Felt the sun heat turquoise skies
And still I lay and still I slept
While children laughed and old ladies wept
I will always sleep
I will always laze
Not for me this ‘living craze’
For I was made for softer falls
For wider skies and gilded halls
I was made for whirring stars
For glimmering blackness
For noiseless cars.
And would you sleep boy,through your whole life?
Though not all just hardship, not all strife?
Aye Sir yes,I would indeed
Not for me this greedy breed
The world is made of many kinds
Those who live it, they don’t mind
But I am certainly not one of those
So please do leave me to repose
I  really can’t carry this heavy lumber
So Sir good night. I’m off to slumber.
(c) Slumpless ( Slumberless 🙂 )

 

Tinkle

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You’re missing a ‘W’ in everything you do

Ork, ant, ill

I can never be your ‘ife’

With just a tinkle in your life.

(c) Slumpless

 

Nothing to worry about

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There’s torment in the pit of me

And this tight ball of fear won’t disappear

I sit, consumed with worry

I can’t quite get a grip

These thoughts that dangle from my brain

Are covered in spiders.

Yesterday I bounced on land

Now I sink into quicksand

Is anyone else the same?

Or am I all alone in this video game?

The doctor dismissed me by being gruff

Doesn’t he know I’ve had enough?

Nothing again will fill me with cheer.

I have nothing to worry about

But everything to fear

(c) Slumpless

 

Coma

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I’m in a self-induced coma

I can’t cope with this life

So I’ll shut it out for now

Stop paying attention

Turn off the TV

Smother the radio

Try to find joy inside

Hope that my childish notion of happy endings

Can still come true.

” Stop the world I want to get off?”

Nah… just stop the noise.

(c) Slumpless