I know – BOOK SELECTION by Kauser

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I know
I know where I have been
I know what has happened
I know how I hurt
Now I have learnt to deal with the past
Now I have learnt to deal with the hurt
So I smile, look up to the sky
Realise it is a new day
A new beginning

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My Right Hand Man by Keith Greenhill

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Back in the days gone by when I was shy,

I beheld you in the distance,

Close up even more beautiful,

But I daren’t even say hello.

 

Acollades now without a show,

Just gets on and helps me,

Always on time, just a dime,

She’s my pretty penny.

 

She doesn’t even hear a word,

But does exactly as I say,

Prompt and reads my heart and mind,

And the result is always kind.

 

Totally and utterly reliable,

My constant companion to be,

Strong in love, and feared by all,

A slip of a thing and so pretty.

 

Dilligence is on your side,

Won’t leave a stone unturned,

Thoroughly sorted, done and dusted,

Restored and my best friend.

You’re the first always,

Without you I’d be gone

So I sing this song of true love to you,

My closest and so strong.

Moving On by Patricia Smith

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With good mental health I have
 
Embraced the world I left behind
when lost in darkness of my mind
Eyes now open and I see
beckoning weeping willow tree
With golden glowing moon on high
I dance neath starlit spangled sky
 
Time flies past and I find
life is lovely, people kind
Fighting negativity is the key
setting myself forever free
Unshackled then I aim to fly
for dreams reborn will ne’er die

Sunny Side Up – BOOK SELECTION by Karim Harvey

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The rise and smile of schizophrenia

Where the Doctor lends a hand

Sunny side up

The vibes of those integral bells

Waves crashing resplendent in stocking feet

The curling of her windswept hair

The sun shines far from autumn’s grief

My miracle of improvers

From those quiet whispers now quelled in my recovery

The chocolate brownie that does not make me fat

The OT’s speckled paint that drips on the paper was fun

Sunny side up

The rise and smile of my sweet love

With good mental health I have

Life itself

Sunny side up

 

 

by Karim Harvey

 

 

 

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Bi-Polar by Karim Harvey

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I am upbeat

Can you distil that as a drink

It is Champagne

I am happy in a crowd

Can I feed the five thousand with fishes

I am rewarded

Can I shine as bright as a new penny

Or will I give my fortune away to charity

I am filled with optimism

You will be my bride as I awake

I am brimming over

Can I smile even more

It has been proved possible

Because today is a good day

I am well

 

 

Karim Harvey

my curiosity cabinet by Patricia Smith

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With Good Mental Health I have……

Embarked upon a sea of discovery

Elected to travel to distant lands

Enrolled in college, challenged

Entered the  literary world

Enriched my life and opened…….

 

A cabinet of wonder in which I house

Howling huskies midnight blues

growling runners on silver lakes with

sparkling snow dressed branches and

glowing fires midst Northern Lights.

Wordsworths dancing daffodils

stretching sun drawn golden heads

reflections mirrored in waters deep.

Amazonian bugs bouncing among

mighty moonstruck moths flying

midst tiny black bats gliding.

Sceat of crushed roses distilling

aromatically and my collection of

curiousities from life’s myraid maze.

 Will be infinite……………….

 

For Rebecca by Belinda Jackson

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With good mental health

I can be strong

And throughout my life

I’ll get along

 

With my therapists help

I’ll push on through

Leave behind old memories

And look to the new

 

With good mental health

I’ll be the best I can be

I’ll move on and grow up

And be a whole new me

 

I hope to inspire

And bring light to a friend

For if it’s not okay

Then it’s not the end

 

This is dedicated to my older sister (20), Rebecca Jackson, who struggles with her mental health everyday.

Beauty – BOOK SELECTION by Debee Ebenezer

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I’m on the hunt today

A hunt to find some beauty
I know I need it
Can feel all that concrete with hard edges closing in on me
So I slip between them
Head under hood searching
A space
An open space unframed
A falling leaf gently strokes my cheek
Makes me glance up
And feel dizzy
As – head tilted back – my hood falls
And I enjoy sky

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With Good Mental Health I have….. by Sarah Trickett

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A will to get up

A purpose to fill

A swing in my step

No need to take a pill.

 

I smell the bright flowers

I see all the trees

The joys of the world

Are all open to me.

 

The goals that I set

I achieve with much ease

They’re all within my grasp

If I please.

Freedom is ours – BOOK SELECTION by Gemma Rose

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With good mental health, agility and stealth
I feel the richest of the rich with emotional wealth.
The daily white noise turns to ambient symphonies,
Of delicate notes that harmoniously appease.
No longer required is careful selection of when to look at my reflection,
I’m content with myself and dispel ‘perfection’.
The darkness is lit, set ablaze and with it burns the sense of malaise,
The world has opened as illness leaves its last kiss,
Life now extending a hand, never again a fist.
Freedom is ours.

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Lift Your Voice – SINGLE B SIDE POEM – RUBIE COLT by David Holloway

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  Lift your voice
            and sing out loud
                  as you perform on
                           the stage of life
            for you’ll get through the rain
                   just hold that note
                            and don’t be afraid
                                   for you’re a rock star
                                       the world is waiting
                                                for you
  with good
       mental health you can sing
                  you’re in harmony with
                                your friends they’ll see
                                       the change in you
                                           human nature is a
                                     chorus of love
                          it awaits you
        with a new song you
                  are awakened
                          the crowd
                               they clap their hands
                                    your dulcet tones
                                           restore your inner light
                                                 yesterday you were at the bottom
                                        of the charts but now you’re
                                                      flying high
                     you’ve done it your way
                             and you’re the one and only
                     with fresh lyrics
                              inside your head you’re
                                         feeling back on track
                                                 and all you have to do
                                                              is sing.
David Holloway (c) 2012

David collects an iPad and a handmade hardback book

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