Finding The Positives

One of the many keys To my survival is finding The often elusive upside And each cloud's silver lining   Always searching For a positive to take From every disaster From all my mistakes   And every lesson I learn Is a chance to grow It's a victory to me No matter how hollow   [...]

Learning

There is so much I must still learn Things I need to know But no-one can teach me Because I cannot be taught I learn from experience Through sights and sounds Through action and emotion What is written in textbooks Will never be teachable to me I have to see it Hear it Do it [...]

Self Harm

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 [...]

Rise Up

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 [...]

Disobey The Demons

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 [...]

Waiting For A Train

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 [...]

A Matter Of Life & Death

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly I never thought I would be one of those football fans. I would look at the images of supporters in the stands following relegation or a heavy defeat, tears rolling down their [...]

“Just Trying To Help”

Would you run into a burning building Bucket of water in hand And when reprimanded by the fire brigade Argue "I was just trying to help"   Would you waltz into an operating theatre Start cutting open a patient And when on the dock in court Argue "I was just trying to help"   Would [...]

It Had To Be This Way

When I tell the story Of my darkest moment The time I came closest To pulling the plug Too many people tell me "You never should have reached that point" But yes, I should   It was only through that experience I found the strength to confront my demons To seek out the light in [...]