Personal Blog: 2018 A Quick Reflection

Christmas was hard this year. It hasn’t been easy or wholly enjoyable for some time, but this year was the first Christmas without mum. Life, for the past few months, has felt a little like going through the motions. So it was no surprise that Christmas managed to sneak up on, and then past me... Continue Reading →

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Free Verse: Chaos

I feel like Everything is happening All at once. I can’t tell If the chaos Is abnormal, Or if it is just life? Trying to find “The new normal.” Was there ever A ‘normal’ to begin with? Unanswered questions Far surpass, those to which I can answer with any certainty. I seek clarity, Yet am... Continue Reading →

Free Verse: Who I Am

I lie, to no-one But Myself. Honesty, harder Than most other things I choose not to write, Not because I have no inspiration But because I am afraid. A lack of desire To open up Even if just to myself. The introspection which comes From limitless creativity Can overwhelm A chaotic mind. Happy Yes, I... Continue Reading →

Personal Blog: On Holiday

Rational Darren: Okay time to get some work done Holiday Darren: Oh yeah sure, but first I’ll build a fire. Rational Darren: A fire, but it’s the middle of the day…okay, but just a little one. Holiday Darren: Sure, sure, then I’ll get right to work. Rational Darren: Great, that’s lit, let’s get going… Holiday... Continue Reading →

Masks

Written on: Wednesday, 28th June 2017 - 11:43 I have a doctor’s appointment today. When I remembered at 10:20 and checked my phone I immediately threw myself in the shower getting ready to try to make it to Stirling for 11:00am. I arrived in a panic, sweating and out of breath having run to the... Continue Reading →

19th May 2017

One year ago today, I was at the very beginning of a mental breakdown that led me to write this. I shared it on Facebook at the time, but the words seem so powerful still that I wanted to share them again. This time as a reflection, and a reminder of where I have come... Continue Reading →

Never Play With Fire​

Sitting quietly outside the doorway he was invisible. Eyes the colour of earth, soaked with rain took in everything. Not the details of the room, nor the occupants; so enraptured in their conversation that the quiet boy went unnoticed, even as he shuffled closer to the door. Upon arrival, the visiting adults had gushed over... Continue Reading →

Letter To Your Teenage Self

Write  a letter to your teenage self: Darren, There are so many things that will challenge you in life, and challenge will push you to learn things that you really should never have had to know. Sickness, emotional hurt, death. You know all of these things early, yet I’m not sure anyone ever tries to... Continue Reading →

Over Thinking

Friday 8th July 2016 - 23:58 I think one of my biggest flaws is over thinking. I make things more complicated for myself in the process. It's like building the Tower of Babel out of Lego, with no instructions.

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