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Living in Australia. I am an aspiring writer.

In my past I have struggled with mental illness and was diagnosed with schizophenia some years back.

I am hoping to inspire those not so versed in poetry, and give those people a voice..

I am not your typical poet. But what I am is honest. About my illness and addictions..

So I hope to make poetry cool and inspiring for those not so interested in the technical side but more so the feeling of it. My poems may be simple, but they are true on how I feel at the time.

Find me on Instagram at bradleysmith8978 or Facebook Bradley smith. Always after new connections

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Power to try

Blog Posted:3/16/2021 7:04:00 PM
Alcohol does not make you happy. It is a depressant by nature, and a good one at that. Sure, you'll be high for a moment, but you forget. Wake up feeling sick and full of regret. It turns me into a different person, one not so tame with my actions. One who does stupid things. So here I am again, another try at sobriety. With no friends or family to help me cage this demon, just words on a page. I won't whine though. And hopefully, I won't touch that wine. What now though I wonder? I don't want to be that boring guy at the party, but i don't want to die now either. At first i was married to Mary Jane. Than it was whiskey. Its funny how life goes isn't it. We run around all day, trying to collect magic paper that you think will give us freedom in some sort of a way, knowing though, that we all die one day. Me, I just want to have something to say. Something that helps people in a way. That's where true value is. I thought alcohol was like a steroid for an artist, but really it's our downfall. Will I stay clean now? I don't know. But I'll try... another attempt is worth a shot. Another attempt to be happy is worth trying for. They say the devil prouls around for people like me, so I can't stumble anymore. Will I have another Autumn fall? Maybe... but will poetry I have found some sort of power. Power through the pain. Power to try again
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Date: 3/17/2021 9:47:00 AM
BL, it takes courage to lay your soul bare as you have done, so I know you have the courage and the will to beat this demon tormenting your life, so write on and on, your experience will touch people who share the same demon or another demon. Are there any groups in your area like AA, perhaps being with those also trying to beat this addiction you will find friends and inspiration from the meetings, you can and you will beat this, remember life is short, don't waste it holding a glass of booze, I don't drink and go to get togethers, I bring my own whatever I want to drink, bottled water, soft drink NA wine or beer _Constance
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Date: 3/17/2021 6:16:00 AM
One day at a time. One of the greatest poems ever written is Kipling’s “If”. If you aren’t familiar with it I suggest you read it and live it. Good luck to ya.
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Date: 3/17/2021 3:57:00 AM
- It's worth a try ... fill your glass with thoughts and words ... best wishes :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/16/2021 11:22:00 PM
Good on yer mate, impossible on your own, so much help out there it's crazy...you won't believe the high from livin' dry, holler my way if you want, either way, best of luck, I'll keep throwin' my rangs from Dr Lorin Hawes (rip) & Brother Brian Thomas (rip) I got from my brothers down under!
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Date: 3/16/2021 7:16:00 PM
Tonic, ice, and lime...glass in hand...nobody cares what you drink...they're too busy getting drunk...think about it. Try sober and poetry will fill that "me" void while God fills the God-sized hole in your soul. Power indeed...try again. If you call out, listen for a response.
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Power to try
Date Posted: 3/16/2021 7:04:00 PM
Autumn fall
Date Posted: 3/9/2021 5:09:00 PM
To the broken hearted
Date Posted: 3/1/2021 6:53:00 PM

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1/22/2021 The fight Free verseextended metaphor,film,fi
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11/26/2020 To be a man Free verseage,i love you,men,people
11/24/2020 Hell of a night Free versedark,night,poems,poetry,p
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11/20/2020 Biggest mistake Free versefor her,growth,hate,pain,
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11/3/2020 Letter in blue Free verseappreciation,for her,i lo
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10/12/2020 The battle Free verseanger,angst,poems,poetry,
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10/9/2020 The draft Free verseart,character,poems,poetr
10/8/2020 A poem a day Free verseconflict,poems,poetry,poe
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10/7/2020 It doesn't hurt to try Free verseappreciation,heart,inspir
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5/23/2018 The world Rhymepoems,poetry,poets,
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