Why must I be normal, and do normal things? Who made me believe I would fly with new wings? Why must I conform, re-enact what I see? Who made me believe I’d be better – and free? What makes it so hard to embrace each new task is the critical take, hypocrisy’s mask. Therapists decree…Read More
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Mental health: a personal view in verse
I wrote this verse during my first hospital admission, two weeks before I was to turn 19. The structure and language are self-conscious, embarrassingly so, but it held enough truth for one of the ward sisters to keep a copy. About 40 years later the same sister arrived to work the night shift on the…Read More
What is it worth, this planet Earth?
Is Earth worth saving, sweating and slaving carving new paths out from rampage and tillage slicing new routes through destruction and pillage? Is Earth worth saving when it means waving farewell to life’s ease, to earned comforts and powers just for the sake of some fields, a few flowers? Can man-fashioned loss nourish air-giving trees?…Read More
Culture? The ideas and collective behaviour of a group.
Mustn’t grumble, can’t complain, Rough or smooth – it’s much the same; Praise each effort, smile at defeat, Not in it to win it? Well, it’s just a game. You’ll fit right in if asked, you say half empty is my glass today. Strive to win, decline to lose, Total success – that’s not a…Read More
On being autistic
On being autistic is about the ways to fit into a neurotypical society by fitting in.Read More
catching at thoughts twirling swirling obscure as dreams just out of grasp circling hurtling primal as screamsRead More