DLA

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 DLA has mostly been replaced by PIP (Personal Independence Payment).Continue reading “DLA”

Just another Day

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”

Asylum

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”

The girl in the Black Fur Coat

Smile as wide as a sunset in the Grand Canyon, Split from side to side like a sacrificial lamb. Lips as red as two blood soaked rosebuds, Smiling like a maniac and she doesn’t give a damn. For she’s riding the wave of a high, goddam. Eyes as bright as diamonds freshly mined and polished,Continue reading “The girl in the Black Fur Coat”

Hello! There’s a poet in the house!

Hi, My names is Sarah and I am a poet based in Lincolnshire, UK. I love to write. I spend half my life thinking about what I’m going to write and half my life writing it. I also love to write and perform poetry for spoken word and perform regularly at open mic nights, inContinue reading “Hello! There’s a poet in the house!”