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Truth is Far and Flat

‘This night shall thy soul be required of thee’
My Soul is never required of me
It always has to be somebody else of course…

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Being Boring

I’ve just one ambition in life: I aspire
To go on and on being boring.
(Wendy Cope, ‘Being Boring’)

Last week I wrote about Stevie Smith’s ‘Never Again’.

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Childe Rolandine - Stevie Smith

Dark was the day for Childe Rolandine the artist

When she went to work as a secretary-typist

And as she worked she sang this song… 210 more words


Never Again

Never again will I weep
And wring my hands
And beat my head against the wall
Me nolentem fata trahunt
When I have had enough…

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The Complainer

With apologies to Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the complainer
But still he lay moaning:
I told you that the fish was off
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Not Waving but Drowning

Consider this a trigger warning. The third section is going to talk about some difficult stuff, although in mostly general terms.

Here’s a list of how I know how bad my mood disorder is at any given time. 226 more words

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