Monsters dwell Beyond the walls I built to keep me From my hell So here I dwell Within these walls I built to keep me Safe and well I miss the world Beyond those walls I built to shield me From the cold So I construct worlds Within these walls That no reality Will ever […]

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 […]

This is the wake-up call That I’ve been waiting for A kick up the backside To start assessing What needs addressing And face the problems I should’ve been solving Don’t worry – I’m not changing I’m staying true to myself Just evolving Upgrading the software Keeping the system the same I’ll still be me Just […]

Forever stumbling Through pitch black tunnels Searching for a light But there’s never an end in sight   Forever fumbling In the darkness before me Hoping for a door A ladder A handle A light Just an end to the nothingness But there’s never an end in sight   At times I fall Landing on […]

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 […]