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  • Real sex

    Are you thereWhen you’re with me? Do you want to connect Or do you just want to tick The big box of sex I’m there when you’re with meI know you’re there for meBut the thing is you see You must choose you too   

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    taking,
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  • Bohemian Anxiety

    I gave up my comfort zone,To the Yell of the world,I felt I had no right to it,I risked my mental health, I listened to its schmooze,I heard every pitch,My 'accusers' descended,To assure me I was a lunatic, Do this, Do that,Be this, Be that,Or you'll be too lazy,To carve out an existence,To earn your precious gravy, Voices, a pack of panthers,With the charm and guile of snakes,Boom to my schizophrenia,With an orchestra of 'hate', Yell, the Hell out ...

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    Anxiety,
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    Roots
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  • Experience

    Gaining useful, bona-fide experience from the work place with fluctuating mental health can be a daunting task. And I find it painful.Articulating the reality of hard earned experience and conveying my self worth at interviews often seems out of my grasp due to mental health, non verbal communication, body language and lack of a clearly defined experience all rolled into one.Struggling to reflect a new potential based on experience accrued is totally nerve racking when ...

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    experience,
    solid,
    articulating
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  • Isolated apologies

    My life tends to follow a pattern. Just as seasons come and go, so do my bursts of energy, my happiness and my friends. I've always struggled to keep up with people who are far away. University was bliss - a group of friends living mere seconds from me. But with adulthood and the 'real world' comes the scattering - the friends pursuing corporate dreams in the London bubble that is known, and familiar, to most ...

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    depression,
    friendship,
    loneliness
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  • today went to talk

    today went to talkwent to talk about healthy relationshipswhat are your expectations?noted that I feel other peopleexpect too much from meand feel pressure to pleaseeveryonefeel over-burdenedand become resentfulmary jane expected me to do her shoppingfreddy bear complained about the dirty sinkfeel angryfeel guiltygot chattywith two women therepinched some sandwichesfrom the people at the conference next door to usthat was cheeky!also, ...

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