#PoetryMonth: a preview from My Mind the Menace, by @SarahAlison27

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SmashCoverMy Mind the Menace a debut poetry collection by new to the publishing world poet Sarah Fairbairn.

This is a collection from a darker period in Sarah’s life, a period she is happy to say she made it through. Here as a teaser is two poems from the collection available now at Smashwords.

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Shame

You are self-scented
But self-sufficient you are not
Your arguments for your behaviour are rot
You will never grow up
You were not taught how
A responsible adult is all I ask for
All I get is a childish howl
You are never happy with what you’ve got
And some of what you think you’ve got
You have not
You lost my love
Betrayed by my fraying heart
From this life we started living
I did depart
I am not only to blame
Although I’ll take on all the shame
To washed up madness you have driven me
A life full of joy
You have not given me
To think I once thought you might be
The one who was meant for me
Seeds don’t sow with only neglect
I am sure one day you will reflect
And regret you did not look after me
Now watch me take away
What you thought was your happy

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Arms around me

I want to run and hide
Down deep inside
How happy I would be
You no longer poisoning my mind
Please set my soul free
I’d no longer need to lie
Without your arms around me
But I’m frozen in pain
Shame won’t let me leave
The failure I’ve become
Is unbecoming to me
You no longer by my side
I’d set my soul free
But with you till I die
I told you I would be
So here still I lie
With your arms around me
I feel the need to cry
But the tears won’t leave me
While you wallow in sorrow and self-pity
Why don’t you just leave me?
All the past tears we’ve cried
With your arms around me
I’m trying to figure out why
And if I should leave
But with you till I die
I told you I would be
So here still I lie
With your arms around me

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If you’d like to read more poems from Sarah, you can find My Mind of Menace on:

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About the Author:

Selfie MeWhen Sarah Fairbairn Isn’t at her day job, dancing around annoying the other employees at her family’s mechanical workshop, or running around and looking after her two boys, her Nine month old Son and her Husband, she locks herself away in her Bat Cave or rather Sac Cave, fully fitted out with an old lounge chair and dining table as a writing desk, typing out her blog posts, trying to get some reading done and or cruising the web. Her poetry is usually scribbled on bits of paper scattered over her work desk, car and handbag, as thoughts always strike her at the most inconvenient moments or when she is without her much loved tablet PC. She has been writing poetry since High School and has a passion for reading, although having a small child leaves her less time read these days as she would like.

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