• What does my ideal future look like?

    What does my ideal future look like? The quiet whir of servosand stepper motorsas my robotic domestichousehold assistant washes dishesand sweeps floors. The smell of cleancity air fills my lingsas zero-emission carssidle by on well-kept streets.Full buses commutemultitudes of multi-ethnicliving-wage workersto Union jobswith great benefits,accessible facilitiesand iron cladanti-discrimination legislation. Private schools are bulldozedor turned into homeless sheltersand community centres. Golf courses are turnedinto public parks,nature reserves and camp grounds. The "male/female" checkboxeson birth certificates arereplaced with love heartsand infinity symbols. The ...

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  • Moomin Land

    I could’ve been a moominOn pluto I’d have livedYou held me backKept me on trackSo I didn’t reach the moon 🌙You banish my inhibitotionsYou take me as I amYouve looked beyond my fantasy And let me be within ✨x 

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  • Freedom

    To be broken or to break?To love or to hate?To give or to take?Or to simply forsake? The world still spins roundBut where’s love to be found? In the touch of a motherin the helping of anotherRegardless of raceDespite the difficulties we face We must unite togetherFace this evilBreak it down Freedom can winTake over from sinDefine a new strategy Get rid of our apathy No place for the fascists In a land of the freeEducation for the massesThat simply must be No ...

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    future
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  • 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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    taking control,
    self-knowledge,
    recovery journey,
    self help
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  • Circled by confusion

    Circled by confusion Dissolving water, earth and fireIts higher than the airA process of engulfingThis ameobaIs enlargingAs it sticksTo what it's searching for A state of what is notIn a place where it must beSo to outer space I place it Castaway from the here and nowTo take me from the lightAn interplanetary trip An envelope of cosmic rays Surrounded by this unityA merging of solidity Atomical transfer - mystery To outer space I'm placed A barren landscape lies untouchedAs a cry of fear ...

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    coping strategies,
    confusion,
    Poem
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  • Ivy's Secret

    Ivy's Secret  As she weaves and climbsshe shines to the sunshe reaches searching for companyshe gathers speedquicker than the tide alone she waitsfor the tide to turnand take herto her fellow mates she reaches out for themto hold onto will they carry hercan they become part of her not wanting to leavecan they retrieve her back not wanting to fail can she carry on her trail      

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  • Past, Present, and Future

    I stand on the sidelines watching it unfold, the tug of war. On one side stands the past. Dishevelled, tired, and tormented. The other side, a vague image of the future. A hologram flickering in the atmosphere. Who will win this tug of war? Who has the biggest pool of strength? The past me is weak. It steals its strength from the present, freeloading on my thoughts. The future me seems unclear of what ...

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    #resilience,
    #motivation,
    #future,
    #strength
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  • An Old Skin

    A reflex to look backwards,just to be sure it's not still trailing,it's not catching up on me.Me: it's betrayer.An old skin,worn and peeling.I run my hands over myselfI reassure myself at least three times a daythat it hasn't made it's wayback there, behind my eyes,an old, dead self.Young and dying. Brittle skin,hard enough to crack, I watch out for the slow hardening,the scales appearing.Soften to myself,flesh too soft to break,but stretch and train its shape. 

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    sense of self,
    recovery,
    future
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  • Keeping my light shining

    Not so few or many moons ago, it seems like yesterday but my body tells me different in a good way, the devil inside was banished but its angels remain, I can never be complacent in my achievement or they will take my smugness and use it against me and let the devil return,I try each day to stay focused on the light and keep the dark at bay surrounding myself with great people fresh air and new adventures.I've spent too many years in the darkness ...

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  • The Future

    I don't usually like thinking about the future. The future is scary to me. The thoughts of everything changing. Friends moving away. I remember once being on the bus to college and thinking to myself I thought everyone else was moving forward and I was standing still. I remember looking out the bus window to the fields in the sun. I felt everyone was doing great things and I wasn't. The thing I need to ...

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    hope,
    helpful,
    thoughts
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  • My Fabulous Future

    MY FABULOUS FUTURE!!! KEEPING UP THE GOOD WORK!! TO KEEP ON DOING MY EXERCISES LIKE GOING TO THE GYM, SWIMMING AND WALKING PATRICIA

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    My Fabulous Future Keeping up the good work To keep on doing my exercises Like going to the gym, swimming and walking

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    Group,
    Charleston
  • My Indulgent Miracle

    "I am slim, fit and full of confidence. I love to travel, meet new people and experience new cultures. I do not worry about the insignificant things in life. The sky is blue and I feel carefree. I am on a boat, sailing in crystal blue waters. I watch the wildlife by day and the stars by night". So, I have bought those bathroom scales. I will eat less and move more, and ! will ...

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    Bikini,
    flipflops,
    weight loss
  • Bob's Photons Of Light

    Bob's Photons Of Light "The effort I am putting in is being seen" Bob reckons to himself. "It registers like photons of light detected on the most sensitive photographic plate" he construes. The image might be difficult to interpret as with particle physics for instance. But it is noticed and recorded , he thinks. I am writing messages to the cosmos for someone to see , he explains to himself. He fears a black hole ...

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    spirituality,
    sense of self,
    inspiration,
    spiritual emergence,
    self management
  • Big Sky Dream

    In my fabulous future I am walking along the Fife coastal path in the sun; between Crail and Cellardyke. I see the big sky, sparkling sea, and the Isle of May . I am happy. What am I doing there? I am taking a break from my work in Los Angeles where I write scripts and screenplays for James Cameron. It seems he saw my work on the W2R website and his people gave my ...

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    smiles,
    dreams
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  • Those mouse lung days are over

    Those mouse sized lungs days are over. In my fabulous future things are very different. The big thing ( let's just call it BT) that plays on my mind day in day out is no longer as big. In fact it is rather small. So small that it can be ignored, or laughed at, or given the status of a very small animal- one that moves slowly - maybe a slug, instead of the fast ...

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    Breathing