When I tell people I have OCD

When I tell people I have OCD, I often get told "Oh, just like me. I need to keep things very tidy, I'm a little bit OCD." But do you constantly count in your head, Do you have to touch everything you walk past, Do you get terrible images pop…

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Positive Tested Lockdown Three

Lockdown crazy had to isolate inside, Before we tested positive, I stopped drinking swallowed pride, Before fists fuelled with aggression, emotions trapped, Ziplock, throw away the key,  Old habits were rising again, taking over the pain inside me. I could feel it you know, from my stomach to my throat, …

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Seeing Red

Didn’t understand, got drunk instead, No filter switched on wishing I was dead, Never went to bed, broke my hand, saw Red, Got these demons in my head, my hand bled, Do summat call a fed, people deleted me, so I heard then I read. Don’t care switched off, never…

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Working For The NHS During A Pandemic

April 2020 Lockdown has been announced, Most are told to stay home, I venture out to work alone. My ID badge around my neck ready, Staff car park is empty, Careful not to touch the metal barriers or stairway bannisters. Greeted by evening security, Empty corridors are eerie, Wipe down…

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Behind My Mask Thoughts

“Release” Oh my god, my head is pounding, A reminder from the dark surrounding, My music’s plugged in deafening loud, So I can’t hear this god damn crowd. Pushin and shovin’ 2 metre apart spaces, Eyes like daggers behind masked faces, Beats now pulsing and flowing through my veins, Second…

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Covid 2nd Wave Madness

My bike is the best my bike is my friend, Gets me out of the house a different country road round the bend. You can’t go to the gym said the man in the suit, The things I say to him like “shut up be a mute”. I do what…

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Are You With Me??

I wanna dance by water 'neath the Mexican sky, Drink some Margaritas by a string of blue lights, Listen to the Mariachi play at midnight, Are you with me, are you with me? Yeah... I woke up this morning, I'd lost my eye, The blacked-out curtains made me cry, Oh…

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When The Autumn Leaves Fall

See the winds blowing around the trees, Seeing the last of the autumn leaves falling gently at my feet, Seeing the autumn frosts settle in the morning's light, It glitters so brightly all around the sunshine, Way up high in the deep blue sky! As we're sitting down by the…

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