Important – Poems Are Needed Urgently
As I have mentioned in a previous post I am just in the midst of putting together another book. My first book was called “Why Rainbows May Cry“. This will be my second book and again it also consists of poetry. However, this time it is a collection of poems by other people too. Consequently, your poems are needed urgently.
Most of all I want to raise awareness for mental health issues, this includes depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and everything else that gets put under that blanket heading.
Prince Harry has been informed of this book and gives me his blessing. As you know Prince Harry supports the charity Heads Together which is a tremendous charity. I support Heads Together who in turn supports the charity MIND which you might be more aware of.
Please note this is not a not a writing competition and there are no prizes to win. This is about you, your friends, your family and awareness of the conditions that a hell of a lot of people are suffering with and quite often silently. This is your chance to show the world how you feel, how you cope, how you don’t cope, that you have feelings, that you are not “mad”, you are not “loony”. As REM said, “Everybody Hurts Sometimes”.
How can I help?
I am up to about 5000 words at the moment but need more as I am not quite there yet. However, the poems can also come from friends and family, people that live with or know someone going through this and how it makes you feel. A lot of the time people suffering don’t know how you feel and vice versa.
Consequently, this is your chance to speak out, raise awareness and support each other. Let others feel compassion and empathy and understanding which is so sorely missing in today’s society.
Finally, you are not victims; you are real people suffering real conditions. Give them your voice.
All my love