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Cartoon painting sketch for my Paying with Madness painting I have planned. I need to pull the trigger on this.


The Night Hunter

This poem is about solitude, It was written while I was suffering with serious insomnia. I started going for long walks when I couldn’t sleep, often wandering deep into the countryside in the early hours. 275 more words


Every Day for Three Years

My hands tremble again as I try to open a prescription. More Valium.
It’s the same as it always happens—the complete fear, the loose-jointed-hanging by a thread over a large hole. 664 more words

Mental Illness

madness: a brief history, by roy porter

When Van Gogh painted himself, who can say whether he was painting madness?—all that is clear is that he was painting misery.

I enjoyed the book; it’s an accessible whizz through perceptions and treatment of madness through the ages.

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Mental Illness

Health Scares

I have been pretty fortunate in my life to have very limited experience with physical illness. My mind has given me great challenges, but my body has always been pretty solid. 487 more words

Safety Pin

Tomasz Beksiński

I wonder if today will be the day

I fall from your preliminary graces.

The ambulance came, its siren threading

With the motives of my recumbent pulse. 68 more words



He was shameless. It rolls in my mind till this day making me sick to my stomach. The same thing I used to admire made me hate every fiber of his being. 204 more words