Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?

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?

My Monday Metrical Musings #21

My Twilight Friend Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's coming, the endThat eventual descentSo the question at hand's"Will you be my twilight friend?" I know you're busy nowTo think so far ahead.I know it's not manlyTo sound so afraid. Yet death's a-comingNo one can escape.The only question is:"Will you be alone in the wait?" Or … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #21

Growing up lonely – with chick lit books!

I have a confession to make about books, one I've told no one before. Not even my wife.     Ready?         I grew up on the entire series of Malory Towers and The Twins at St. Clare's, by acclaimed children's author Enid Blyton. And when I grew older, I read women's classics like Little Women and Pride … Continue reading Growing up lonely – with chick lit books!

My Monday Metrical Musings #2

Photo by Bersam on Unsplash Twirl How fastThese ceiling fans they twirlMy mind's a whirl just looking Is it Sunday now or Tuesday?It's never been this blurMy memory But you, you go so fast tooIn and out of my wardZipping pastThe cold side rails of my sickly sterilised bedOn the way to Never Never (Never?) … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #2

“O fathers, where art thou?” – One dad’s musings on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day

Sep 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSP Day) but, I have to confess, the reality of suicide used to baffle me when I was younger and none the wiser. How could anyone summon up that much courage to inflict the kind of bodily pain that would end your … Continue reading “O fathers, where art thou?” – One dad’s musings on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day