Were you fooled by the perennial smile
His living presence hiding deep despair,
silently borne and inwardly grown.
Swarmed by dark lonely thoughts
and a tornado of self doubt.
The social perfectionism now too great
for him to just shy away from.
Who’s watching over him?
Just a boy….hardly a man.
Yet the chains of life drag heavily on him.
It’s not that he wants to die,
but rather that he no longer wants to live.
Sometimes we need to see the darkness
before appreciating the light…
Turn that light on!
Don’t deny your worries and believe
it wouldn’t happen..
The Gender Parodox screams, that often
girls think about it,
but boys do it……
Speak up darling boys
You yourselves are the greatest danger you face
Before the deathly silence …speak out! Seek out!
Loving ears ready to listen.
Willing arms ready to hold,
hold until the stumble in the road is past
and the journey can continue,
and hope becomes the greatest weapon against your
Authors note; resubmitting this on World Suicide Prevention day sadly the leading cause of death in young men Samaritans UK number 116 123 USA (1-800 Suicide) 1-800-784-2433