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The Wounded Healer

A poem from our Community Correspondent Derek Read The Wounded Healer I lost my way holding on to a semblance of respectability, thinking I had to endure that which was painful-destructive And losing my status, my job, my position I found again words, words and people who loved words And something they were difficult words […]

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Change, a Poem by John Dane

A poem by our Community Correspondent John Dane Change The past we cannot live in The present it must be The future we must look to It was always up to me This journey an be lonely If you don’t seek support change can make a difference get out from your fort From being just […]

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The Orchestration of my Anxiety

We’re pleased to present a poem from our newest community correspondent, Maureen Gilmour. It’s called The Orchestration of My Anxiety. Tap, tap,the conductor holds his baton….here it starts. Drum roll…..thrumming vibration in my torso….the tremor,  shaking begins. Palpitations. …faster and faster the beat increases. My heart pounding in my ears, the echo like a Base […]

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A story in a poem: sign up for a free creative writing course in Glasgow for people with stories about migration

At Mind Waves, we know the power of a story. So, we were really interested to hear about a new project from Migrant Voice Network that will offer 18-30 year-olds the chance to learn skills and tell their story of migration and how it has affected their lives. A Story in a Poem will run […]

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Fight with Power ‘n’ Truth

A poem about self-stigma and prejudice from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Fight with Power ‘n’ Truth, 22/05/2015 I found prejudice in my head We all breathe air ‘n’ we all bleed red Find the prejudice in your head Evicted said prejudice from my head We all… bleed red Deal with the prejudice own your […]

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