A Poem For Those Struggling with Life

So I’d like to think poetry is something I’m good at and enjoy so I’ve been thinking a lot of late about mental health, and obviously I posted the suicide awareness day blog post a few weeks ago, but after seeing something on social media today, I’ve decided to try and write something for those who are struggling with life, hence the title. I’m not professing I know it all, or am some expert, but I’m simply someone who’s had their troubles and over come them to be happy and who I am today!:)

So here goes……

The World Is Not So Bad When…………

The world is not so bad when you have those around who you make you smile,

The world is not so bad when you have no worries whatsoever when you’re a child.

The world is not so bad when your family find a way to cheer you up,

The world is not so bad when as a child you dream of being a big strong grown up.

The world is not so bad when your team scores a last minute winning goal,

The world is not so bad when you find your way from the dark and the blackened hole.

The world is not so bad when you watch awful Saturday night tv and feel no guilt,

The world is not so bad when you reminisce about the life that you have built.

The world is not so bad when you have an awesome dream,

The world is not so bad when at Christmas as a family you sit down and watch the queen.

The world is not so bad when someone random makes you laugh,

The world is not so bad when in winter you nestle down in a relaxing long bath.

The world is not so bad when you see the light at the end of the day,

The world is not so bad when you go and watch your pet play.

The world is not so bad when you realise just how much you have to live for,

The world is not so bad when realise the things in life that you adore.

This poem doesn’t claim to make sense, but in fact I’m trying to take a tough subject but make it slightly light hearted and I’m sure different people can relate to different parts of it, whether it be the Britishness of the Afternoon tea, or playing with your pet. The poem in someways is about what cheers me up now or cheered me up when I was growing up. It’s incredibly random but surely isn’t that what life is about? Enjoying the random parts of life which makes life so great. The days when random fun and spontaneous things happen which make you smile.

So as always, I Thankyou for reading. Until next time,

Ben