A Reality Malfunction
By Peter Gigi
Key Themes: poetry, mental health services, depression, isolation, recovery
‘(C)Mented’ is Peter Gigi’s first publication of poetry and spoken art. This is book full of poetry that talks differently, for people who think differently. Linguistically and stylistically imaginative and challenging ‘(C)Mented’ is a beautiful mix of the agony and the ecstasy of life.
About the Author
Peter Gigi was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Educated at the University of Leeds, he lives in the North of England by the deep, dark sea. As a writer and performer he is also a poet and writes for the stage. His work continues to explore a fascination with disintegration and outsiders.
Here it comes again pain, pain, pain.
Starts with the twinkly lights, flashing fruit in a land of delights. Oh so young how was he to know the way it had to go? Played the games so much, never enough to fill the empty hole. Never can replace that place. How was he to ever know? The only reward is loss and the cost is oh so high.
Each spin takes you down; each spin the wheel goes round. Each spin it takes you down, each spin the wheel goes round.
Alone now you spin the wheel to feel somehow real. He plays the loosing game, winning, loosing, addiction and abusing; it’s all the same. Must be in this spin but even a win is never too much cash to fill the gap. Just more pain again, again and again playing the same old game.
Out of cash and out of luck, all around no one gives a fuck. So he feeds the slots, empty pockets he spent the lot and it’s never too much cash to fill that gap. Never enough space to replace that place as he plays the loosing game. Here it comes again pain, pain, pain as he plays that loosing game.
Each spin takes you down; each spin the wheel goes round. Each spin it takes you down, each spin the wheel goes round. Takes you down, spinning around, takes you down, takes you down.