I’m thankful to those I love and care,
It’s those that hold me when I’m in dispare
The warmth of their cuddles, their kisses and hugs too.
It’s fills me with warmth and feelings so new.
With a network of support from professionals and those not,
Makes me feel secure, something i’ve learnt to adopt.
Whatever happens within the centre of my chest,
My mind may not be great, but my heart knows best.
I’m not saying by all means, it works for all.
But for me personally, i’m smiling and standing tall.
We are different in many shapes and forms,
For me it was strange, as if I was drying in a thunderstorms.
My life isn’t great and nor is it perfect,
I attempted suicide in fear I’d be seen as a weakening reject.
I’ve grown to think it’s normal when it’s not,
I woke up in the garden thinking I had lost the plot.
So my advice to you; be brave, smile, speak up and don’t pretend
Otherwise like me, you’ll suffer and apprehend,
Stand your ground and don’t be bullied,
Stay strong and show your worth with a good deed.
Through words and experience I hope to inspire,
I pray for a persons hope that doesn’t expire.
With love, experience and use of my expression,
Through truth and hope, there’s no such thing as perfection.
Don’t fake smile and pretend to be okay,
Just be you, live and love, through each shining day.
Through days of blue, just be yourself and pick your colours
For its through joy and happiness that inspires others.
– James Keenan