One Autistic View

Thursday, 29 July 2021 Was it something I did? was it something I said? kaleidoscope words twisting round in my head. Each innocent word I thought was so clear, churning up waters, distorting ideas. Catching on weeds, disturbing rank silt, rustling spiked sedge root, calmness unbuilt. Mind undercurrents distort thought and word stifle each utterance…

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Vernal Equinox

20th March: Spring has sprung An ancient version of why we have Spring! three-headed Cerebos, cur at Hades’ gate,wherein lies Demeter’s child, uncertain of her fate;and nothing grew on land or seano grain or seed,no herb or weed,and tears fell for Persephoneas she was walled in wakeful tombby Hades in whom evil bloomed,all on Earth…

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Snowdrops Undaunted

Snowdrops are amazing bowing and weaving, delicately cleavingfrost-hard earth, heralding year’s rebirth silky smooth softest whiteemerging drops of pure lightnestled in tree foot’s dark decayrenewing promise of warmer days upright, proud, peerless standside by side, queens of the landsurvivors all, back from the pastsignals of shortening nights at last in desolate placesnow re-conquered spacesthese quiet…

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Reach Out – Today is World Mental Health Day

With this year’s theme “Mental Health for All” in mind, my focus today is ‘Reaching Out’. Over the past week I’ve shared my poems about my mental health, social attitudes to mental health, and medication.Today is about asking for help, finding my own positive strategies, and about survival. Alone, not lonelyWishing you nearI consider my…

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World Mental Health Day, – 1

Tomorrow, 10 October, is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day. The theme that was chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”. On this, the penultimate day I have decided to post three poems that I wrote about specific mental health issues that I have: bipolar affective disorder and complex…

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World Mental Health Day, – 4

10 October is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”.During this time of global uncertainty it seems especially important to care for our own mental health, and to be aware of the mental health needs of others. Each day in…

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