“It seemed like a good idea at the time”

Is a phrase I uttered all too often in my youth

Trying to justify my stupid actions

Like jumping off a three-storey car-park roof

Or giving a teacher a ton of abuse

Nearly resulting in me being thrown at of school

And contrary to several witnesses’ views

It wasn’t just a matter of me trying to be cool

It just seemed like a good idea at the time


Like the time I almost stood in front of a train

Or put a knife to my wrist

Ready to slice open the vein

I saw no better way to let go of the pain

Silly little things Iย very nearly did

Because they seemed like a good idea at the time

But hindsight has taught me

They were anything but clever

I’ve learned from the experience

And come back stronger, and better


    1. Yeah. Told one teacher to pretty much go fuck himself and that he needs to be fired. And jumped off a car-park roof after consuming ten times the recommended daily intake of energy drinks, in an hour…
      Obviously I never stood in front of a train, but I was ready and waiting on the platform edge as the train was arriving at the station. And I’ve been close to other bids for oblivion, before having a change of heart.

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        1. Ahh, I’ve never read it. I’ve never read much, actually. Words tend to spill from my head, but they don’t go in so well.
          And thank you, again.

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    1. Thank you โ˜บ
      Yes, I am glad too. And it was after the nearly-moment with the train that I began writing again, as well as finally being honest about my problems.

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