I have a mental illness called Bipolar Disorder and one of the medications I have to take is lithium. My illness has taken me to some very dark places but lithium has been a wonder drug for me. I wrote this poem at myself, a sort of dark commentary of my illness. I must stipulateContinue reading “Lithium Chick”
Do not read if swearing shocks you!! Resolute So, it’s a new year And I’m supposed to be making a heartfelt resolution As though being a new me is a miracle bloody solution As though being the old me is a heinous crime And I should be having some sort of criminal prosecution Some sortContinue reading “Resolute”
I’m sitting at the doctor’s surgery I’m sitting at the generic magnolia doctor’s surgery Waiting to tell her my worries and thoughts Because I am sick, surely soon I’ll face death The Grim Reaper will be snogging away my last breath And the demons and angels will be playing crosses and noughts With the discountContinue reading “Sitting at the Doctor's Surgery”
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”