Jim Higo and I were talking poetry on Radio Humberside last night. Jim was on from 9pm and my bit was 1.45 into the programme. You can find it here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07t1mv7 you have to register to listen but its free. There’s a BBC Sounds app too.
Mental They say I’m unwell That I live in a world where my moods Rule the moon and the sun And my eyes see in only three hues Of black, grey and white. They say I’m unwell That I live in a world where my senses Just leave me defenceless And moments of clarity areContinue reading “Mental”
Here in the UK, DLA (short for Disability Living Allowance) is a benefit given out to people with long term illnesses and disabilities. The assessment and judging criteria are getting ridiculous and there have been many cases of needy people getting deemed ‘fit for work’. DLA has mostly been replaced by PIP (Personal Independence Payment).Continue reading “DLA”
I suffer with bipolar disorder. I have been diagnosed since my late twenties. It ripped my life apart, and twenty years later I am just piecing it back together through poetry. Here’s a poem that’s in a book of mental health poetry I published called Smile. The book is available to purchase here: http://mybook.to/smilebipolarpaperback JustContinue reading “Just another Day”
I suffer from bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed aged twenty eight after my first episode of severe mania. Previously i had suffered severe depression. I was in hospital 9 months that time! Nowadays I manage to live a semblance of a normal life. I take my lithium and other meds and care for my AutisticContinue reading “Asylum”