Wash Them Down With Water

Like a lot of people on this planet, I suffer with mental health issues, in particular Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder. Whilst there are those who with treatment are able to work through their problems and come out the other side, for me it is more akin to a chronic illness – it isContinue reading “Wash Them Down With Water”

The Water Poured Through

As it’s World Poetry Day today, I thought I’d share my latest poem inspired by a title suggestion from last week’s ‘Write on the Night’ at my local Writers’ group. The title ‘The Water Poured Through’ made me think of raining seeping through a broken roof and gradually leaking down into the attic and thenContinue reading “The Water Poured Through”

My Brain, Migraine

The last thing I needed on top of my worsened fatigue, and potential fibromyalgia, were migraines but some faulty wiring and misfiring in my brain has brought them upon me. I have been suffering them on and off for several weeks now and though my GP was sympathetic and helpful, she could only prescribe oneContinue reading “My Brain, Migraine”

Waves

I haven’t written on my blog for a while and I kept feeling guilty for not keeping up my writing as it’s something I very much want to progress. However, I’ve been struggling against a new kind of fatigue that has been leaving me feeling faint and making it hard to concentrate. I’m used toContinue reading “Waves”

I Want to Love

Over a year since the break-up of my marriage, I am content in my own company and my happiness is no longer dependent on being connected with another.  This does not mean I do not want another relationship but simply I do not ‘need’ it to feel fulfilled.However, I cannot deny there are walls inContinue reading “I Want to Love”

Love Monster

He tears into me with teeth and clawAnd my self pours out unto him.He feasts upon my fleshMy body rent, my body spent.My underneath exposed for all to see,Still he rips, he shreds my layersSeeking the very bowels of my being.Fangs and talons sink deep withinMerging with my blood, my tissue,Until I did not knowContinue reading “Love Monster”

Autumn Leaves

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I find Autumn very inspiring. There are so many changes around us and so much to see. Knowing that the trees would be turning, I took my camera and headed to a nearby park to take some Autumnal snapshots. The following Tanka was inspired by the sights andContinue reading “Autumn Leaves”

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and as a long-term sufferer of Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder, I thought I’d share some poems I have written that reflect my mental illness and how I felt.Writing poetry has helped me greatly through my worst depressive episodes and still helps me today. It is, for me,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Journaling

“I read somewhere recently that you shouldn’t wait for a certain moment in time to start something.  So here I am on a Wednesday 29th September at midday starting a new journal…” There are many sources across the internet that champion the mental and physical benefits of journaling.  Other last couple of years I foundContinue reading “Journaling”

Poetry – Storm

Quite often when writing poetry I find myself drifting towards the imagery of water and of storms. I find it a great way to describe tumultuous feelings but not only that, the powerful nature of the sea and weather is something that I have always found inspires awe. No matter our technological advances, we areContinue reading “Poetry – Storm”