In this powerful piece, D.Read has used his talent as a writer to change people’s ideas. In his words, “If there is one gift I would like to give the world, I personally can’t imagine a more self-gratifying one than stopping even one person making the mistake of heavy Class A abuse, like me.” I … Continue reading Ever thought of trying drugs?
Colin writes about confidence and what happens when you lose it. I was living in Cheriton Bishop with my partner Ann and I was happy and content. I was also working in a Care Home for 12 years as a Teamleader which I found challenging, but it also made me feel good. I Iiked my … Continue reading My life
This poem was written by Steve Kerr for his children. I’ve got some demons to put to sleep They’re not for you or I to keep. I’m not sure what to say or do I hate the things I’ve put you through. I met someone not right for me. I drank so much I could … Continue reading No more the drink
This is another poem by Steve Kerr. Mr Drink he’d wake Me up. Down the local pub We’d pop. Come on fat head out Of bed. We’ve got my mates to Meet instead. Jonny Walker old blue Gin I couldn’t get enough Of him. Then one day my head Got sore I pleaded Mr Drink … Continue reading Mr Drink
This poem by Anna is about the judgements we make without realising. You walk on by and do not see Yet I’ve been here for years. The ones that look don’t really see. They walk on by ignoring me. I have a story, a reason why this has happened to me. But you walk on … Continue reading You do not see
A story based on the events of the Holocaust By Emma Mackinnon Imagine please if you will, a grassy area full of laughing, running, happy children. Amongst them, there are two girls, aged ten years old, playing together with a skipping rope. They are taking it in turns to see how many times they can … Continue reading Forever friends
This story by Emma Silvano is about dealing with prejudice and rejection due to your sexuality. She knew so much about me. Hazel really seemed to care about what happened to me and wanted the best for me, as far as I could tell. I trusted her. She had kind, brown eyes. She knew about … Continue reading Rejected
This story by Emma Silvano describes the heart-breaking moment her partner was taken into a nursing home. Even though it was a sunny morning in May, I felt a cold chill run down my spine. My head was a numb space, filled with dread. My heart was heavy with fear, loss and an emptiness I … Continue reading Unspoken farewell