People Shake

People are complicated things.

They break easily and

When they do

They’re difficult to put back together.


I once had a friend called Matt.

He broke down one day.

His light went out

And he went out with it, hand in hand.


Another friend was called Julie.

She was attacked by a dog.

A black dog.

You can’t see her scars but they’re there.


We all think we’re alright really.

That’s the funny thing.

I’m also lost.

But I’ll insist all day long that I’m okay.


It’s difficult to know how to help

My mum used to say:

“Put ’em in a bag,

And shake ’em up.”


Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

Shake shake, shake, shake,

Shake, shake,

Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

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