Poem – For World Mental Health Day 2020 :

Three young boys,
Talking about the future.
One is going to be a lawyer,
One a firefighter,
One a writer.
They smile at each others dreams,
Together as one,
Toasting marshmallows on an open fire.

Three teens,
Talking about the present.
One training to be a lawyer,
One a firefighter,
One a writer.
Their dreams are just to get some rest,
Their lives fractured,
No longer the inseparable bunch of old.

Two twenty somethings,
Talking about the past.
The lawyer is tired and divorced,
The firefighter’s flame is out,
The writer lost to the 27 Club.
They wish he had spoken to them,
His brain cracked,
No light in the unbreakable dark.

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