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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.

Enjoy and thank you for looking at my page

Just what I have to say today

Blog Posted:6/2/2021 3:22:00 AM
Here we are again. Some more bablings from a diagnosed schizophrenic. So, what do I have to say today I wonder? I guess all that's on my mind right now is my first attempt at self publishing a collection of poems. It may be delusion, it may not. All I know is that I can't wait till I am old like bukowski to publish. So, I'm doing it on my own. This experience has deffinetly taken me out of my comfort zone, which is far from a bad thing. Whether if it sells or not, it is still a great life experience. I know, you know, that we all have a voice. We all have a story. So what I want to say today is, all that trauma, or all those stories. Even the ones you like to keep for yourself. Share. Share. Share. The struggles you have been through just may be the survival guide and comforter someone going through the same situation you overcame needs right now. Its not about money. It's not about fame. It's about showing people their feelings, however complex. Are shared by others. We are not alone. You are not alone. Never forget that. Thanks for reading...

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Date: 6/5/2021 8:27:00 AM
I do not know your pain and you do not know my pain, pain is something we all share, therefore poetry is the binding thread...keep writing poet
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Date: 6/5/2021 3:04:00 AM
Keep on writing and sharing, Bradley, you're doing a good job:) all the best for the publication of your book:)
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Date: 6/4/2021 4:30:00 PM
Hi Bradley: Writing is a wonderful therapy for working out emotions, life lessons and joy. Art is essential for soul growth wether it is writing, painting, dancing, or sculpting we are helpless to stop the urge for expression. Best of luck, SuZ
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Date: 6/3/2021 7:43:00 PM
Bradley, If it's in the cards it will be so. Treasure your advice and wisdom born in trials most wouldn't care to know. - "We all have a story. So what I want to say today is, all that trauma, or all those stories. Even the ones you like to keep for yourself. Share. Share. Share." Ah yes.., a truth in message we all can learn from. -Richard
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Date: 6/2/2021 4:31:00 PM
The strength to have shared depicts the measure of your progress you have made through your daily life. A friend, from another island who had a similar diagnosis, shared my home during our college years. He was four years older marked by incessant shaking, also, always need to be with anybody so as to not be alone. Since our departing time, I was saddened to have lost him. Your bold forwardness encourages to no end and venturing entrepreneurially in publishing is inspiring. Please let us know when your good deed has been accomplished my friend, Aloha!
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:17:00 PM
Thank you for the encouraging words my friend. Peace
Date: 6/2/2021 9:34:00 AM
Bradley, it has been said that a poet must suffer to be good and I agree with that statement, write from your heart and soul and you can never go wrong, all the best with your book of poetry, let us know where to get it when completed, peace _Constance
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:17:00 PM
I aggree with that also,unfortunate but seems true. I will most certainly let you know. Thank you for the support
Date: 6/2/2021 9:31:00 AM
Best of luck and success in your endeavors my friend. I love that you cited Charles Bukowski, a poet that wrote graphic and life inspired poems without regard to the niceties that so many demand be inked. Despite his crude, rude , oft in your face creations- he was indeed a very fine poet. May your quest be fruitful, blessed and a most enjoyable one... God bless..
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:18:00 PM
Yeah bukowski is a fav of mine. Thank you and God bless you as well
Date: 6/2/2021 9:26:00 AM
My heart is uplifted by your sharing and my hearing about your life experiences. Be sure to keep us updated here on the progress of your book and how we can purchase a copy of it. Again, thanks for sharing, Bradley.
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:19:00 PM
Thank you and will do:)
Date: 6/2/2021 8:13:00 AM
A very estimable outlook. Indeed we (and you) are not alone. Many of us have similar stories to tell and many would/do benefit from what we may have to say. Keep doing what you know you need/would like to do.
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:19:00 PM
Thank you I will. I appreciate the time taken to read and comment.
Date: 6/2/2021 7:49:00 AM
Good for you, Bradley! It's great that you want to share your experiences in order to help others deal with their own. Hope everything works out! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:20:00 PM
Thanks Kim. Blessings to you as well. Thank you for the kind words
Date: 6/2/2021 5:12:00 AM
Good luck to ya on the book. Let us know how it turns out.
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Date: 6/2/2021 5:20:00 PM
Thanks mate will do.

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12/22/2020 Shadow of a man draft Free verseintrospection,metaphor,po
12/14/2020 Get you by Free verseappreciation,light,poems,
12/8/2020 The lotus flower draft Free verseabuse,blessing,character,
12/8/2020 schizophrenia draft Free verseanger,angst,judgement,men
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11/26/2020 To be a man Free verseage,i love you,men,people
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11/20/2020 Biggest mistake Free versefor her,growth,hate,pain,
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11/9/2020 Invisible people Free verseabuse,poems,poetry,prejud
11/3/2020 Letter in blue Free verseappreciation,for her,i lo
11/3/2020 Resilient in Rhyme Free verseamerica,poems,poetry,poet
10/27/2020 The sun Free verseappreciation,happiness,po
10/21/2020 One day Free versepeace,philosophy,
10/20/2020 Gratitude Free verseinspiration,lonely,perspe
10/19/2020 Untitled Free verseangst,poems,poetry,poets,
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10/13/2020 Simple man Free verseart,beautiful,beauty,i am
10/12/2020 The battle Free verseanger,angst,poems,poetry,
10/11/2020 Today I ride alone Free versebeautiful,poems,poetry,po
10/10/2020 Spring Free versebeach,beauty,for teens,po
10/9/2020 As I write my way to freedom Free versefreedom,longing,poems,poe
10/9/2020 The draft Free verseart,character,poems,poetr
10/8/2020 A poem a day Free verseconflict,poems,poetry,poe
10/8/2020 This dirty room Free verseimagination,introspection
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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5/22/2018 Life that I live Rhymepoems,poetry,poets,
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5/22/2018 The Pen Rhymepoems,poetry,poets,
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3/19/2018 writers tears Free versepoems,poetry,poets,
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