Yo, hi, hello. I'm just your standard sarcastic, cynical, satirical guy who doesn't care much for acting in an 'age appropriate' manner, whatever that means. I write poetry and short stories. Not much else to say, really. Ciao!

It’s that time of year again; Cards and pictures do the rounds, Depicting cliché Christmas scenes, Deep white snow upon the ground, A robin perched upon an evergreen.   Dogs dressed as reindeer pull a sleigh, While in the sky the sun shines bright, A snowman watches children play, Hurling snowballs left and right.   […]

Always laughing, always smiling Never giving away a single clue Of the pain that you were hiding Inside of you   We hadn’t spoken in a while I wondered why, now I’ve seen the news Only just learning of the hell Inside of you   Days before, you were excited Eager to play with your […]

I read, a couple of months ago, the views of a fellow ‘depression sufferer.’ She was going to be giving a talk locally about mental health, so I did a little bit of background reading before deciding on whether I would go along to listen. What I read, despite being supposedly the thoughts of somebody […]

Emptiness, hopelessness, darkness No light at the end of the tunnel No end to this torment in sight   I turn back but the passage crumbles No way to pass the ruin and rubble So onwards through the dark I stumble   Arms outstretched, my hands groping Blindly I press on just hoping The next […]

I was inspired to write this by Ana’s post Mask, in @bitter sweet diary. We all wear masks: to hide behind; to pretend we are someone else – for comedic, dramatic or other purposes; to live another life. We paint over damaged walls, to mask the cracks. We say words we do not believe, to […]