By Terry Beresford
Key Themes: poetry, mental health
Burning Candle II is a selection of poems written in the various stages of
Bi-Polar. Some are sweet and nice, others a lot deeper and from within,
as I suffered badly with depression and mania.
About the Author
Terry Beresford was born in Romford, Essex, in 1946. He
went to the three local schools in Rainham, where he was brought up,
apart from a family move to Hornchurch, returning after four years,
when he was ten years old.
He left school with little but an average school report, and went on to
work on building sites doing many tasks before joining the London Fire
Brigade and being posted to Bow Fire Station in East London. He
moved to several stations in the area, and was then posted to Stratford for
eight years, where he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Award in
Ill health meant a change and Terry took a desk job until 1985 when he
Finally left the Fire Service.