Monthly Archives: October 2011

An open letter to my parents….

Dear Mum and Dad You must have thought that it all went terribly well the day that I asked the question “Why is mine different from Dad’s”? You told me that I’d had “a little operation to avoid trouble later … Continue reading

Geoff’s story of abuse

I met Helen on an online dating site and at first our relationship appeared idyllic. She soon fell pregnant and we made plans to spend our future together. Soon afterwards I found out that she was an alcoholic in recovery … Continue reading

I lie on the floor with my headphones on

A poem written by a man with mental health problems…… I lie on the floor with my headphones on I lie on the floor with my headphones on the music is balm and pleasure It helps my mind from blowing … Continue reading

On circumcision

I am 58 years old. I was circumcised as a baby upon a doctor’s recommendation. As a young boy, I soon noticed that I looked different to my father and to other boys and men. I didn’t see another other … Continue reading