Today. A poem.

Today, you fell down
You didn’t mean to, didn’t want to
Into an abyss profound

Pulled down in pain
All hope sucked away, a whirlpool
Clockwise down the drain

Reality Check, 1, 2:

Flames lick the ceiling of the car
This is not how it read on the net, CO poisoning
Is the most peaceful way to go, by far

You parked your vehicle
In a ditch behind the freeway, coals and firelighters
And a hasty charcoal grill

A raging chemical pyre
Belching smoke, you hack and cough
Choice: choke or door (kill the lie)

Door it is, decision made
You have to laugh, despite the tears
What a pointless, shitty break

Consequences so profound
For your son, family, friends
But them, you didn’t think about

‘Life sentences for all
If you succeeded,’ said the psych
How could you have the gall?

No matter how low you fall
No matter how deep the chasm
No matter how big the wall
No matter how lonely you get
No matter how many you hurt
No matter how much you can’t forget

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.


This poem is a true story.

If you’re feeling, or thinking, this way – choose life.

Every time.

Published by stevestillstanding

I’m a writer who loves tabletop role playing games, poetry and (you guessed it) writing. Occasionally I have something to say...

6 thoughts on “Today. A poem.

  1. Hey! I understand this is kind of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does operating a well-established website such as yours
    require a lot of work? I’m brand new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience
    and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring
    blog owners. Appreciate it!


    1. Hi Josh, sorry, only just got your comment as WordPress sent it to junk (don’t know why). To answer your questions: takes me any where from 15 mins to an hour to write a blog. Generally I write poems all the time so they are quicker to publish. If you are brand new to blogging and you want a big audience, then limit your blog to a specific subject area/topic. If you want to write lots of different types of blogs you will have less overall traffic but will probably be happier as it’s more for you rather than an audience type. What you put in your blog is up to you. I tend to write lots of different stuff which is part of the reason I don’t have big numbers of subscribers (I’ve only been doing this for 3 months, but some bloggers get more subscribers in that time). Cross promotion on other blogging sites works; I haven’t really done that, but I’ve head it works to pick up subscribers. I just like to do my own thing. I started this to encourage me to write everyday, so number of views and readers is not as important. My blog gives me an opportunity to vent about lots of stuff. Hope that helps! Cheers and good luck 🙂


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