The Man Who Cannot Swim – a poem about………..

Mental wounds don’t always heal. Not permanently anyway, they can remain prominent and so fragile, splitting open at the mere faintest of touches, pouring out negative emotions and abhorrent imagery, until we begin to fall into the cold waters of despair. Sometimes, we can fight against the tides of misery, swimming towards the glimmering surface, …

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Version 10.0 – a poem about……..

My programming has become corrupted data files are either encrypted or absent core system processes are beginning to fail causing me to crash and then shut down. Rebooting is a tedious procedure sometimes I don’t load correctly rendering me less than fully operational unable to process the more complex of commands. Help me to understand …

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My Broken Heart – a poem about……….

I’m left recumbent on a hospital bed wired to machines that blink and whir incessantly recording the irregular patterns made by my heart which is now battling against new levels of panic. I’m trapped inside a brightly illuminated room nauseated by its antiseptic aroma unsettled further as the cannula enters a vein its unwelcome sting …

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I Do Not Want This – a poem about………

When you get too near can you not see the tear that exists on my face as if tattooed in place. It trickles down my skin exposing what is felt within illustrating that all's not well reminding me that I'm in hell. Separating what is whole dividing me from my soul killing what I feel …

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Calm – a poem about……..

I watch as my shattered reflection falls to its knees, bruising the body that I unwillingly share in a twisted unison, praying that my mirrored self won't hurt me so badly, that the blood loss isn't too severe. Pain is so very necessary, yet, annoying and cumbersome, for it presents itself within moments of rationalised …

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Pride – a poem about ………….

Let us savour this time offering applause as you dance capturing your smile for prosperity as genuine pride washes over us. We held your hand with passion dutifully supporting your needs fighting your battles in our heads knowing that you'd defeat adversity. Now, we celebrate your success laughing together as one dismissing those fraught moments …

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