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Isla-Grace Davies

United Kingdom

My bones are laden with strings of words and my soul is heavy with the stories I need to tell.

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I try to write a short piece of poetry every day; for me, it's a form of diary writing, and comments, likes and reviews are a lovely added bonus! :)

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

Therapy

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"And count,
two, three, four.
Breathe out,
two three, four."

"Take this diary,
twice a day,
write down the things
you need to say."

"And why do you think that?"
"Yes, that's true."
"It's not the world.
It's all just You."

Give me the paper
that says I can go.
Let's lie to each other,
pretend we don't know
Your Breathing Exercises Don't Help When I'm On The Way Home And The News Tells Me That People Are Dying.
 

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

The Best Friday Night Has To Offer

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She's not the smartest girl in the class,
She's not wise beyond her years,
She's not the quick-witted nine-year-old,
Whose poetry reduced you to tears.

She's just a lost ghost from the Glory Days,
Back when her mind was all clean,
She's the most embarrassing train-wreck,
That we have ever seen.

She's the one who thought too much of herself,
The one who burned out too soon,
She's the one who shot for Venus and Mars,
But never got past the...

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2 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

i'm not sure whether i should still be doing these long titles anymore because they were my way to keep track of the poems about you, only now it's like we never even existed (but i'll still cling onto this last piece of you)

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Can't wait 'til I get out of here.
Get out of my miserable room.
Can't wait until I stop simmering.
In sadness and burnout and doom.

Can't wait for another heartbreak.
To turn into some kind of game.
Can't wait to get so confused and upset.
That I hardly remember my name.

Can't wait to shake all these bad habits.
And climb to some sickening height.
Can't wait to scream from some rooftop.
So I can finally sleep through the...

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2 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

Does This Poetry Make Me Look Fat?

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Watch me breathe onto the mirror
And use my finger to carve out words on the glass.
Watch me choke out my fears until they’re in neat little lines,
And I’ll hope that someone out there,
Whilst scurrying through this maze of cable and wire,
Will merit my thoughts worthy enough for appraisal.

And, maybe, one day I’ll break through,
And their kind words will be enough to look like they fill the hole,
(the hole I write about.)
(the...

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2 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

monotone moonstone

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everyone is laughing and talking and smiling
they used to be you.
an inside joke is exchanged
smile.
everyone flies back off of their seats
they've replaced you.
screaming with piercing laughter
what have you done?
a whisper ripples through a string of ears
this always happens.
backs turn to form a tight barricade
you don't belong here anymore.
 

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2 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

I know I said I'd never write about you ever again and it seems like I was almost right because now I've forgotten how to write altogether and I know, deep down, that this isn't your fault, but it feels good to blame you for something.

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I swore you off like a new year's resolution,
all fuzzy and coated in glitter,
but it's a conventional fact, you and I both know
that I've never been much of a quitter.

But I'm trying my hardest, I'm trying my best,
to forget you as fast as I can.
Yet there's one little thing, one tiny chink
in my wobbling, tentative plan.

See, I'm waiting to spew out a few quick lines
to let go of what I thought...

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2 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

i don't think i can ever read the poems i wrote you again because my heart is already broken enough and i just wish it wasn't like this and i miss you and i'm sorry

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i wrote you a hundred thousand words
and lines that strung together
i typed them up and strung them up
to dry in the warm weather.

i left to see the bright, bright lights,
for just a day or four
whilst i was away the wind picked up and
scattered them on the floor.

and how ignorant you must think me
as i never saw you couldn't read
but you were mad and i was mad
one-sided decision. agreed.


 

3 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

that city feeling

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clench your fists and screw shut your eyes,
take a breath and count to ten,
try to keep everything around you in order as
self-destruction strikes again.

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4 months ago

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

in blue ink in the back of a textbook/i hope you never find this because if you did i could never look at you again

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and i'm sorry, i know i should be using more punctuation
because 
i know that's what you're used to from me
but can 
i help it if you've got my brain so scrambled
that commas and semicolons are just marks on paper.

i know that's not something i'd say
and 
i know this doesn't seem real and yes, i know
 
i feel it too
but 
i'll affirm and repeat until my chest is hollow and my voice is hoarse ...
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