Two days from now is World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every 10 September. With one in 100 deaths globally a suicide, and the far higher number of loved ones impacted by it, suicide is undeniably a serious life-and-death matter that needs to be addressed and discussed more. After all, it ought to be the one … Continue reading Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?
Disappointments Disappointments.I've known quite a few.They're stuff I would rather forget.Yet always they're in my headPrancing about ever so cruel! DisappointmentsIn my looks.DisappointmentsIn my work.DisappointmentsWith my family.Disappointments With self worth. Disappointments.I've known my fair share.Taking me for a skyrideThen dropping me in midair. DisappointmentsIn relationships.DisappointmentsIn scholastics.DisappointmentsIn politics.DisappointmentsIn logistics! Just once I'll like to throwDisappointmentsInto the … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #43
Black Beauty Photo by Nika Akin on Pexels.com I thought you were a keeperBut you were a mere keepsakeOf what once was I thought you a friend for lifeUntil I awoke one dayAnd realised You were never goingTo be mineTo have and to hold So in the end IHad to let you goThough you already … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #6
HURL There’s the wallRun to it and Hurl yourself against itAgain and again and againDon’t waste it Til you’re completely bruised and batteredTil you fall to the ground all spent and splattered Here’s another Throw yourself at it tooLike a long-lost friendBack from world’s end Wrap your arms around itAgain and again and againDon’t relent It’s like … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #1
Want to know how mind-slammingly hard it can be living everyday with kids? How about with a kid that 'gets it' but also doesn’t ‘get it’? Let me explain. You see, it’s kind of hard working with children who have special needs like my Caleb. With him, it’s always a fight to transition to doing … Continue reading Living with Daily Defiance
Hey Caleb Your 9th birthday's just a week away. Gosh, where did the time go? You know, as I look back over the past two years and my decision to step away from a stable full-time job and into the role of a stay at home dad, I would very much like to believe that … Continue reading Celebrating Another Year with Caleb
Yes, as I look back on this soon-to-be-old year, these words just seem to naturally float to the top of my mind. Goes without saying that this hasn't exactly been a great year for yours truly. If given a choice, I would certainly wish to erase it and start all over. I honestly hate to … Continue reading 2019: Slighted. Shaken. Stirred. Slapped. Smacked. Stricken. Sidelined. Sleepless. Sunk. Stung. Stunt.