• Star Check

    Today's an ending. The last of my Write to Recovery sessions. And while it may seem final, I want to remind myself that although the sessions may have ended I shouldn't stop with the things that I have learnt, experienced or morph into the person I am becoming.In here I've been able to take off my mask and bare all to my fellow writers. I might have to readorn my mask in the outside world ...

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    Tags:
    taking control,
    self-knowledge,
    recovery journey,
    self help
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  • Personal roads

    Follow the yellow brick road...or the red one,or the blue. Find a dirt road with no bricks. Find a green road that’s not been stepped on yet. Don’t follow. Sit down and have a break. Take a nap in the sun. Go back to collect that pebble you liked. The PATH isn’t going anywhere, you are...and you will get there anyway - you just get to choose how. So make it a good one FOR YOU. 

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    Tags:
    self-knowledge,
    recovery journey,
    Self-compassion,
    choices
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  • Every Single Failure

    I collected secrets daily.I promised mysef that each was the last. A promise that lasted a day, then needed replaced.I filled up with these discarded promises, 'til I was brimming. Sickened,locked in a chamber with all my daily failures, and they summed me up.I could not see myself as anything otherthan the sum of all these parts. I kept them there, inside a feeble belief I could digest them all myself,that eventually this mass of broken promises, failures, ...

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    Tags:
    courage,
    recovery,
    sense of self,
    self-knowledge,
    truth
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  • O To Always Be A Citizen

    I have always believed that being a citizen is not solely due to the endeavours of an individual working alone. People often exclaim their success is all down to themselves. That not even God has helped them.Certainly we can try very hard but it is not all down to us.There are those who expect it to be all down to us. Yet unless you have been truly powerless in life how will another individual ever ...

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    Tags:
    self-knowledge,
    reality,
    understanding,
    experience
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  • Looking after my Health

      Looking after my health is a real job in itself which I juggle with my exterior work. I know that many people have to cope with a health job, as well as provide from their material ones.  However when unwell I need a genuine shelter from the economic realities of life. A space to recover. Human contact.  Because the economic part of me has dried up and is replaced by the fear that it has ...

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    self-knowledge,
    wellness,
    work
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  • Clocks 2

    If broken clocks tell the right time twice in a day,did big boys do it and run away?From the cricket voice that kept Pinocchio straightor, like the rabbit, was it just too lateto escape the date with the light-footed queen?Is the bear you built vulnerable at the seam?If the stuffing comes out, will you push it back in?Sew it? Mend it? Will it go in the bin?It's savagely unhelpful that 6 might be 9What's the ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    smile,
    Poetry,
    self-knowledge,
    poem
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  • Clocks 1

    If broken clocks tell the right time twice in a day,should you fix your clock or find a wayto live your lfe around these points?To synchronize and find a jointbetween time's hands and life's mailed fistsand 'winkle-in' up near the wrist.Open a vein and mine some coal.The seam runs deep from such a tiny hole.Maybe Kinky Friedman had it rightand time's only important if it's noon or midnight?Gary Cooper or Cinderella time.Time's not important if ...

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    Tags:
    self-knowledge,
    poem,
    poetry
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  • Another Road.....

    Another Road..... A solitary tear succumbsand tracks a slow pathover an impossible cheekbone. Defying gravity, it clings motionlessas though fearful to leave skin's securitycaught in a moment of tension in all planes. I almost kiss it away.solve it's dilemma by drinking it inbut I can't....as I know....I put it there.

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    self-knowledge,
    poem,
    poetry
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  • Boo Hoo Hoo! - a poem

    Boo hoo hoo!I cry and I moan and I whinge and I cry.The world is against me so why should I tryto get up in the morning and put on a smileand be better than this for even a while? If I wash and I scrub, I'll still smell like meand the smells, not the smell that I'd like it to be.My skin's like a suit that some other guy wore,it got crinkled up and was hung on ...

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    Tags:
    smile,
    self-knowledge,
    depression,
    poem
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  • Bob Makes Peace With His Struggles

    Bob Considers His Struggles To anyone looking in all that is observed is someone struggling, believes Bob . Struggling with confidence, struggling to tie his own shoe laces. A nervy person unable to inspire confidence in others. He is eventually ignored after a few jokes are shared between those who seem to find life much easier.He has to forgive them. His youth is diminishing ,theirs is in full flood.He knows they should know better. He ...

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    Tags:
    sense of self,
    self-knowledge,
    spiritual emergence,
    self-help,
    hope
  • What Worries Bob The Most.........

    What Worries Bob The Most...... ....is the struggle between his holistic happiness and his absence from the world of full time work. Will he find peace in the end ? His happiness has been anchored in an ever deepening prayer life. Something he trusts . Deeper than the affliction itself. Causing a reservoir of happiness. Turning back the tide of illness like a merciful moon. A lunar intervention requiring a regular appointment with his creator. ...

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    Tags:
    sense of self,
    self-knowledge,
    wellness,
    stress,
    work