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Since May 28, 2012
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i wrote several serious, satirical and whimsical poems after my graduation from college in 1972. soon after that i experienced the onset of a major mental illness, and since then my writing has largely come out of or been in response to my illness. my poetry is in free verse, and i have also written a number of short op/ed pieces on mental illness, prison and law reform, recovery and spirituality. much of my poetry is grounded in a spiritual context.
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making the life choice of "being" versus "doings"
Rated: E
~128 Words
Spiritual, Experience, Dark
Type: Poetry
Updated 8 years ago
PORTFOLIO
    Rated: XGC · Opinion · #1873042
    editorial letter critiquing the treatment of the indigent mentally ill, from 2000
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1872061
    an affirmation. affirmations are meant to touch my heart and heal my soul.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1871373
    making the life choice of "being" versus "doings"
    Rated: E · Opinion · #1871231
    editorial response to article, "3 Under 40", Unity Magazine, March/April 2012
    Rated: 13+ · Dark · #1870880
    passionate expression of the extremely painful and "hopeless" condition of mental illness
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1870859
    a poem of spiritual discovery and uncertainty
    Rated: 13+ · Death · #1870674
    discovery of a deeper awareness of my death and the healing Spirit
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1870391
    a poem of acceptance and serenity
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1870346
    romantic love and the immediacy of God
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #1870314
    the burning bush as a metaphysical fire
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