Experiences and expressions of the heart

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.197
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Shaun's story is about the challenges that come with the indiscipline of social habits such as addiction.

By Shaun Andrew

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Hi, Shaun Andrew, 12th August 2009. Experiences and expressions from my heart. One in four people in their adult life experience the challenges of mental health. Such as feeling the following – joy, pain, happiness, desperation, sadness, addiction, homelessness leading back to rehabilitation and the need for hope. Here’s my story by poem.

My poem - Pride before a fall but always continue to walk tall

Catch me, I’m falling so fast Gravity pushing me over the edge Leading me to the demons of my past Why me when childhood was so good? And my adolescence spent mainly being told that I could Then as an adult came the complacence Without any warning depression, anxiety and impatience These being the symptoms of my hidden illness Yes, me, isolation and addiction and loneliness had become my nemesis Constantly compromising my character with my addiction Gambling money I hadn’t got without inhibition God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change And again let life be stable and not seem so strange No more hurt for me or the ones I love Please give me the courage to change up above In my mind, in my thoughts, please let them be strong And create the awareness to others who also might go wrong Now my journey starts again, starting with crumbs of comfort But I know I can’t get better without any effort So I start on my quest to regain the happy times my pictures reflect And work constantly on my health without neglect This region of culture is where I was born God bless mum and dad for my life not being completely torn Thank you for taking the time out to listen to my insight Take care all, stay out of the dark and move into the light Don’t forget to hug the people that matter and tell them you love them Bye  

good luck.....inspiration comes when you least expect it..... where you least expect to find it.... mick.Posted on 25/10/2009 at 11:54:53

lovely and engaging.Posted on 06/11/2009 at 03:10:38

very very moving story. you are very good with words.Posted on 13/11/2009 at 12:57:51

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