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My advice? Get the help you deserve. I have spent a lot of time in a purgatory somewhere between anxiety, low mood and sleepwalking through my life. This year finally pushed me to breaking point. It finally made me realise that I couldn’t let my fears control me anymore. That I had to face some […]

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Poetry. Thoughts

Grief.

Blindsided, Catapulted to my chest, breath stolen, In a second, swiftly, Unsuspecting. Mundane ticking of the clock, It keeps going, ruminating. But I am somewhere else, In another room, in another life With a presence that I long for so dearly, In a scene so vivid I can smell it, I can feel her hand, […]

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Poetry. Thoughts Words.

Social Media.

Anti-social media. Dishevelled fingers meander across screens unable to fight, Lifeless eyes stare at sheets of glass penetrating light. Slim bodies pleading for nourishment provoke jealous disdain, Smiling faces gash at internal scars with the happiness they feign. Glorious views tease as they pretend to be savoured, Restlessness and disillusionment seen as attributes to be […]

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Be Yourself.

Every single one of us has a box we are trapped in. Confining discomfort we tolerate, numb and avoid straying from. We all wonder what lifting the lid might look like. What expression of ourselves could be set free? Yet in reality what we see is ugly. It is messy. It is not a neat […]

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Poetry. Thoughts

Life.

                       Why do you say you own me when I cannot be confined? Why do you describe me when I cannot be defined? Why do you demand from me a journey that is not yours to live? Why do you command from me things I cannot give? Why do you disown me and condemn how […]

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Flash Fiction. Thoughts Words.

Own your story.

Her back aches. The books got too heavy. She couldn’t read them. The language was ambiguous and chapters continued in disdainful jargon. She felt like pages were missing in places and piled in others. She tried learning to decipher the words. But she lost the battle. She tried getting it translated. But no one else […]

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Poetry. Thoughts Words.

The beauty of your pages.

Peeling through chapters and tearing out pages. Only to tape them back together and scope out answers. Tugging at words, sewing them together, editing. Filing the edges, polishing the cover. Alone? The exception? Individual? We are all of the same paper. Bound together in chapters of varying lengths. Different fonts, languages, styles. Paragraphs we would […]

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Thoughts

The Bully in her mind.

He taunts her and taints her voice. She hates him. But she loves how he fills the gaps that lay bare when he is not there. She loves that he numbs her. That his spluttering retorts confirm her worries. That in some way she is validated by his outbursts. Each quickening of his pulse, each […]

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Thoughts

My favourite place.

The car door slams shut. My hands touch the metal gate, lifting it slightly, pushing my way in. The waves are crashing against the rocks, demanding to be heard. Their violent froth threatens to hit me as I stop breathing and take in the mesmeric display before me. Icy droplets dance and play and perform. […]