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  • Just when I think I'm coping well,
    Going through a decent spell.
    The slightest thing can bring me down.
    Transform my smile in to a frown.

    A chance remark that stops me dead.
    A sentence innocently said.
    Self confidence is stripped away,
    For on my conscience it will play.

    It's wrong to take these words to heart,
    But inside they tear me apart.
    Internally I beat myself.
    That's detrimental to my health.

    It try to be more self assured,
    But I know that I can't be cured.
    So I just have to learn to cope
    And manage if there's any hope.

    26/02/13 MICHAEL DENNIS 'The Black Cab Poet' As featured on and the inspiration for The Janice Long Spoken Word Sessions B.B.C. Radio 2, 18/04/12. Over 40 poems read out on Steve Allen's Early Morning Breakfast Show L.B.C. 97.3FM. Featured on the BBC London News on BBC1 22/02/13, on the Jeni Barnett Show B.B.C. Radio London 94.9FM 29/5/11, in an article in The Metro 06/05/08, in Will Self's article in The Standard 20/05/08. The Chav Bird Song as played by David Rodigan on Kiss 100 FM, Complete and Utter Banker Song www.youtube.com/theblackcabpoet tweet@theblackcabpoet www.facebook.com/theblackcabpoet garfieldpark@talktalk.net www.soundcloud.com/theblackcabpoet www.cowbird.com/theblackcabpoet
    THE BLACK CAB POET A Collection of Poems available at Amazon on Kindle http://t.co/ybTSB0OS
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