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 […]

People often mistakenly see my openness about my depression as a cry for help, or a method of attention seeking. They think that those who are genuinely depressed don’t talk about it and try to hide it, as though it’s something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Some are ashamed or embarrassed, but that’s because of how society still treats […]