Deep in the darkest forest Amidst the weather-worn trees Gnarled branches intertwined Blocking out the light There lies a cabin Small and tired-looking Lonely   But through the cobwebbed windows And crack beneath the door A soft glow emanates For a fire burns in that cabin Providing comfort, warmth and light Refuge and respite A […]

Self harm Isn’t just slit wrists Cuts on your arms Putting out cigarettes On your thighs   Self harm Is ignoring the storm Never seeking calm Letting the weight inside Pull you down It’s papering the cracks Ignoring the fact That you’ve fallen down And you lack the strength To get back up On your […]

The world is grey today Grey and miserable But not dark No, there is light Breaking through the grey skies Illuminating the grey roads and pavements Lined with grey trees and grey houses Walked by people with grey faces The colour has faded from this world And with it everything that made it so vibrant […]

However hard it feels Each time that you fall See it as another chance to rise Each blow life deals No matter how painful Is another invitation to fight   The world may beat you down But it can never keep you down If you only remember That you’ve always a reason to fight So […]

“You don’t seem depressed…” I still hear that From more than a few people I ask them “Why? Because you’ve never seen me cry? Because there’s no scars on my wrists? I’m not the way the movies depict? I don’t walk around with a doleful look, Like I’m permanently down on my luck?” And all […]

Disobey the demons That demand you stay In the cell That they fashioned from yourself   Do not listen to the voices That try to keep you shackled Within your shell   They’ll try to keep you silent Use dirty tricks To make you compliant Make you think They’re all you have When in reality […]

You were looking to escape To freedom or Oblivion We may never know the truth Of what it was you wanted But now you know That those you tried to leave behind Will never let you go If we feel the choice is not your own But is forced on you By a force unseen […]

Standing on the platform Waiting for a train To take me far away from The endless pain   There’s people all around me Yet here I stand alone Ready for my final journey From which I’m never coming home   A note sits by my bedside Waiting to be read Everything I tried to hide […]

I feel like a spider Trapped in the bath Scurrying back and forth Trying to escape By climbing the walls But they are too steep Too smooth There is nothing to hold To pull myself up on So I keep sliding back down And I am tired To try again If only I could fly […]

For too long I repressed my emotion Suppressed the anger and frustration Kept the pain and suffering hidden Until it left me broken Unable to function Then she spoke to me The Mistress of destruction Luring me in with her Cruel seduction I fell for her and the peace she promised me The guarantee that […]