Personal Battle Grounds….. By L D Wright

  • Are you ready to be shocked, please read the following blog post. See a much larger picture piece itself together. This post reflects the daily battles so so many face, you’ll be astounded by the actual figures. This is not a story of love, probably one of the saddest reality checks you’ll receive today, maybe forever. Please read on. 
  • 40 million casualties in WW1, 17 million deaths become the result of a world conflict. WW2 sent approximately 80 million to their graves, be that through conflict or famine. In two global wars almost 100 Million Men , Women and Children lost their rights to life. That’s almost the combined lives of a country the size of Egypt being wiped from its history. Not forgetting wars past and ongoing conflicts continually adding to daily tallies. What you have just read is shocking enough but what follows next did not take a war to create but what it does share is the realistic truth someone you may know, knew or might one day read about. What you read next is factual, the numbers are shockingly horrific but statistically true. If you are effected by what you are about to read then you have my deepest apologies, if your personally dealing with any issues related to this blog post then I urge you to take steps, be that ring a friend, talk to your G.P or get in touch with an organisation such as, The Samaritans on 116 123 UK—or  1 (800) 273-TALK – USA

We are a combined growing world population of 7.8 billion coupled together through 4200 different religions, beliefs scattered over 195 countries, governed by laws that seemingly break regardless. In 1948 it took a deceleration of Human rights to protect our lives that still too this day continue to fail people all over the world.

Looking at today’s statistics you are more likely to be killed by yourself, suicide outnumbered homicide by over double, now that’s a frightening realisation. Just think about that for a couple of seconds longer because I’m sure you’ll be has shocked as I. Global loss of life through murder, terrorism or conflict is still massively outnumbered by suicide. We really are our own worst enemy.

Almost 800,000 people worldwide decide enough is enough for one reason or another yearly. What has this world become if for that figure of every day people to feel the only way out was to literally end their own life. In just one decade approximately 8 million people will have been born to finally become a self extinguished memory. That’s like saying a city the size of New York will simply empty its streets of human life, how frightening is that. Without a war erupting, without one single act of terrorism, 8 million lost souls will fall by their own demise.

I pointed out earlier there are approximately 4200 religions, beliefs spread far and wide through the many borders of our lands, I ask where was their God when they became so low, so lost, so abandoned that on their darkest of days they would draw their last breaths. What had their lives led them into for the inevitable would outweigh the breaths we or most take for granted. A sad world of lost souls.

I almost ventured towards those mind boggling numbers not too long ago. The mere fact that I was visiting the edges of a thought that was or could quite easily have sent me to a place of no escape. It was in those very thoughts, scary day dreamt visions that I also felt the grip of depression take a hold of my hand as if it was a friend. I know of so many people who have not been as lucky as I, who gave up on life and their demons led them away, in most cases I’ve known of, only the quietest cries for help were made, so silent infact their deaths came as such a saddened shock to the many left to contemplate their final decision.

Within the next 100 years of life, say we are all lucky and fortunate enough to not witness another war and not one human being loses their life to the billions of bullets which would undoubtedly spray the whole world or the tons of bombs, missiles or any other insane act of war does not destroy, wreck or kill there will still be an astonishing 800 million people who will simply cease their daily lives by committing suicide. Look at it this way the entire population the size of Europe would in the next century just disappear into the daily obituaries. How is this even possible.

It’s written in the bible that to commit suicide is to commit a sin. In some religions it is deemed an almost noble act, the price you must pay. God did not shine an intence light of deterrence, no voice of any description spoke wisely at that most needed moment. Is it that God would welcome you with open arms regardless or is it that those millions of lost souls will just pass away, simply turning to dust and fade. The ever growing army of the needy and wanting are a formidable force that undoubtedly need so much more than God, they need help to help themselves before they can no longer. More needs to be done before it is in fact way to late.

A life is so much more important than any bullet, our journeys more complete without slabs or borders. A life should be lived not lessened by depression or war for that matter, why should so many lose to a camouflaged assassin that lives right beside those we cherish. Why should so many fall on their personal battle grounds, This illness that resonates the very core of our families to become a coroners signature.



Lee David Wright

“Approximately every 40 seconds another person commits suicide, so whilst reading this post that next person is blowing out their own candle and saying goodbye to the world we are all part of”

Published by Lee David Wright

Hi there, I'm Lee, I live in the UK in a small town called Blackburn. If I'm not working in the steel industry or training in karate, I'm out walking and taking pictures. I love taking photos and making them beautiful. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a very long time. My writing run alongside my issues,  personal pitfalls, and experiences through life. Some experiences sad, some dark, but always honest. I treat my writing as my personal therapist., letting my thoughts out in words. This releases my inner demons and settles my personal head space.

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