Manic Reflections: 50 Life Poems


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By John Welsh

ISBN: 9781849911467
Published: 2010
Pages: 66
Key Themes: poetry, depression, love, relationships, family


These 50 poems represent my thoughts and feelings covering approximately 40 years of my life. I was born in 1953.
Some of them are very personal and may need a bit of explaining to assist the reader written for my darling niece Kathryn and her husband Simon on their wedding day.
The day I went to outer space was written as an internet mate asked for a poem about her and her backgound info was she liked cheese and red wine
Poems like The wisdom I covet and My love is like a bloom on the crag were 40 and 10 years in the germinating before popping out
My style of writing has always been idea, grab a pen, write a poem often in minutes but always at one sitting so to speak its like my brain is on fire
I hope all who read them enjoy, understand them and if not maybe have a laugh its a great boost to feeling well.
Some of this may make some sense to people with a similar mental disorder as I have. They reflect various periods of my life although none are written when in deep depression only after with reflection.

About the Author

John Welsh aka Jungle John and Johnny5alive was born in 1953. He is bipolar and proud and since his diagnosis after a dark period in the mid 90s has become comfortable with his condition and manages his demons well.

He calls himself a contented extrovert and hopes this comes across in his poetry.

His humble but happy childhood in the countryside in Yorkshire instilled in him his love of nature and he is lanewise and has worked in conservation and for the RSPB voluntarily.
He lives alone in his adopted city of Lincoln close to his beloved children and currently works in the sports and leisure business earning the money to pay for the travel he loves.

Always looking for new projects at present he is working with two universities on presentations about living with a mental health condition, this is his way of giving something back to the network that helped him to get and remain well
John considers himself self educated and has fed off good conversation, books, music and of course travel.

This year he is ticking off a few boxes on lifes wish list with flying round the world and now getting this book published and its only May!


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