Locking down on Lockdown

Guess what? Lockdown has me beat. I am weary of reading about it. Exhausted by the hot air spouted by those leading the charge against it. Fatigued reading about the fatuous excuses of the rule-breakers in power. Dog-tired of the defiant rule-breakers and their ‘no-one can tell me what I can do’ attitude.You probably get…

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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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Peering above the Parapet

Peering above the parapetnot an awful lot to seethe little I see is awfuland nothing to do with me. Fake news, the only tale in town –cheats and lies and alibiesrough-shod rides, swift changing tidesnegating the already down. Turning back from the parapetwrapped in awe of my own spacelimitlessly intimatemanufactured natural place. Physical isolation is…

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Art, coming out of lockdown #2

Things are changing. Trouble is I don’t know when or where or how.I wonder how many of you feel the same. So I’m sharing one of my recent images, walking round in circles. Round and round the garden … Through the changing seasons and the changing weather I have walked around the same space in…

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Art in the time of lockdown #13

With restrictions easing, this may be the final ‘Lockdown’ post. No matter. For me 13 is not a bad omen. Even as a child I quite liked the number. For Number 13 I had something in mind that was just for a bit of fun. Sheep in Welsh Storm Inspiration: Henri Rousseau: Tiger in Tropical…

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