Awake by A J Ormiston

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The theme of the book is mental health. The poems reflect conversations, thoughts and perspectives. They were written in the car and cafes, as a loved one got help to work through their ongoing struggle with mental illness. I hope by sharing these poems it helps someone else who is going through a difficult time.

A loved one is working through their struggle with mental illness. It is so difficult to know what to say and what to do for the best. You believe in love and hope. You wait for them in the car and cafes, as they attend appointments and get the help they need. You scribble down lines of words to capture the conversations you have had, thoughts and perspectives. The words turn into a short series of poems. If the poems are shared it could help someone else who is going through a difficult time and support the mental health organisations who were there to provide help when it was most needed.

 

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