Communicating with someone doesn’t just have to be about taking, some things seem too hard to say! But writing them down can be easier. It’s amazing what you can achieve with nothing more than a pen and paper (yes, some of us still use them). You don’t have to be the next Shakespeare, Wordsworth or Keats (or even Pam Ayres for those of you that remember her). Whether it’s a poem, a letter, lyrics to a song you’ve come up with, an article you wish you could see in the papers, a collage of words cut out of a magazine. Anyone can put a bunch of words together to express themselves. It doesn’t matter about the spelling or the grammar, its what YOU want to say that is important.
Here you will find the words of those that have put pen to paper (or fingers on the keyboard) and created something amazing and you can do the same if you want to. This space has been specially reserved to proudly display the collective words of male survivors, their partners, friends and How to Help.
Email any work to be included in the creative writing gallery to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view each piece of work, please click on the relevant button below.
Please note: The opinions and views expressed below do not necessarily represent those of Survivors Manchester. We do not censor any part of the submitted work and therefore viewer discretion is needed as some may find elements of the work triggering or distressing.