That LAST WEEK – a poem
Oh, the Old Young – Guy went to his Club,
On the Thursday Night like he had always done;
It is Bingo Night in the nearby Pub,
But he knows where to go to have some fun.
This night was different for his friends were acting like a fool,
But they should have listened as that last week,
They were just focused on being cool.
He put on his finest clothing to show ALL,
Trying to express himself in a positive light that last week.
He had the biggest smile and was wearing the best flowery shirt in the fall.
For he was there that last week,
Thing is …
No one noticed him being there that last week.
The week before that last week
He went for a long drive, he made a start,
He wanted to talk to someone that would listen the week before that last week,
Which didn’t eventuate – he was dying of a broken heart;
But this old middle-aged guy was ok the week before that last week,
They said he bought drinks for his supposed friends at the bar ..
The week before that last week.
So, I asked his so-called friends and family,
That saw him the week before that last week,
If they had dined with him and knew him true,
And they said, jokingly – “Of course, what a freakin’ freak!”;
But there wasn’t a soul I spoke to
That was aware that Old Young man was feeling very blue;
With hindsight if they had taken the time to lend their ears,
He may still be around here this week,
Getting rid of all his insecurities, self-doubt, sadness and fears!
And not disappeared off the face of the earth in that golden moment, that last week.
– Paul e 💝alentine-
Over the years, this Old Cap’n Viking Pirate has lost a few friends to suicide. It is painful for all concerned – the person that ends his life and those that he leaves behind, but dare I say, there is also joy, depending on what view you take. You could debate on whether such an act is good/bad … right /wrong but at the end of the day, we come in to this world, alone and leave, alone.
May God bless all those Men who have taken their lives for whatever reason they felt justified it. To all Men reading this and to all Men out their going through tough times and can’t see through the darkness, I pray that you make the right decision for you.
Hang in there. You will climb out of the abyss. It will get better. Trust me, I know it will.
You are not alone, God is always there with you.
Follow the light … the light is there .. to once again fill the darkness that is suffocating you right now. Head towards the light and you will find peace.
Rest in peace.
The old Cap’n Viking Pirate Evangelist Muscled Monk … support of one of Mens’ growing despairs