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Ladies walk

A personal story involving a local walk, a trip into psychosis and recovery

By Daniel HooksPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Ladies walk bridge

Walking through greenery

either side

of a path.

Panoramic vision of Andover town

It's hard to grasp,

that I walked here as a child in a school class

with so many questions,

the unusual questions children often ask.

Now a man knitted together with reason

and a somewhat logical mind

but always we are out of step with time.

I came through here also on that fateful day when I'd lost my mind

Overcome with sadness that I couldn't leave behind

I nearly did it, I nearly jumped

Off the bridge which stands in the middle

another ghost ,another suicide

another tragedy ,another ended waking dream.

An ending all too soon...

but I resolved to face my problems

My friend Chris thought I was going to jump

But even though the lump in my throat was massive.

My soul rode the storm inside my head

because to be alive is a wonder

everyday something to learn

and although hot tears may make eyes sore.

I will never take anything for granted

life is what you make it

and it will never be a chore.

By Daniel Hooks AKA Alienpoet


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About the Creator

Daniel Hooks

A poet, activist and story teller who currently battles with a severe mental health problem.

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  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    A good message & Heartfelt writing Daniel. 👏👏

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