Thanks for joining me today, I hope you are well
I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make yesterday’s launch of Poems From A Mod: My Journey Through Trauma, Survival And Recovery a massive success.
I would also like to thank everyone for their help and support in getting me to this point in my recovery.
The first ‘Survivor Poem’ I write is called The Final Chime, I thought it would be fitting for it to be the first poem in my blog.
The Final Chime
I just want to stop this pain
It falls on me like endless rain
Why why why each day I cry
So much so my tears are dry
All I want is joy and gladness
I’ve lived too long in the shadows of sadness
All I feel inside is numb
Knowing that I will succumb
My pain just never goes away
I realise now it’s here to stay
No matter what I say, think or do
I’ll never be normal, unlike you
I’ve worn this suit of armour all my life
Hidden pain from family, friends and my wife
I know now I can’t go on
I pray each night I don’t last until dawn
No-one really understands
My life now is in my hands
I live each day an hour at a time
But I know soon I’ll hear the final chime.
Belief is everything.