LMS visits the LMS Interview Studio (with Stephen Fry and bipolar disorder)

The Like-Minders Society (LMS) is a group of people who think like me. If you are different, unconventional, and enjoy all things whacky you have now become a member. Welcome LMS visits a number of venues in its pursuit of wisdom and mirth. This is one of them…………….. Welcome toThe Like-Minders Society For the advancementofContinue reading “LMS visits the LMS Interview Studio (with Stephen Fry and bipolar disorder)”

My Manic Writes

Don’t write like this on purposeJust comes out naturallyWill I post it, Won’t I post it?One writ manically? What will people think of meHave I lost the plot?Shall I post it? Will I post it?Yes of course, why not? DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES STEP 1 TALK ABOUT IT SO I AM I am diagnosedContinue reading “My Manic Writes”

I Am a Bipole Manic

I am a bipole manicKept in check with drugsStops me going down the sinkDown the sink glug glug glug glug glug Mental illness can’t be seenSee my picture here?Any sign of manicness?Manicness sign here? No… Because you just can’t see itYou cannot understandSo sweep it under carpetNo need then understand A broken arm is visibleEasyContinue reading “I Am a Bipole Manic”

Diagnosed a Manic

Dealing with mental health issuesStep 1. Talk aboutSo I am Diagnosed a manicNothing I could doInherited at birth I’m toldGenes just passing through Seems they liked the look of meThose manic-leaning genesLeft my brain unbalanced-like(Chemicals I mean) But as I’ve said: Mania’s not the problemHills I have to mountMania’s not the problemIt’s how it’s dealtContinue reading “Diagnosed a Manic”

I’ve Found Out Why I’m Silly

My brain is wired to sillyCan’t help the way I thinkTrait of a bipole manicRinky-dinky-dink Why do I write silly, strange, offbeat stuff?Because after being hospitalized twice they diagnosed me with bipolar mania.It’s now comforting to know I have a medical reason for my behaviour. And yes, a bipolar brain is wired different to aContinue reading “I’ve Found Out Why I’m Silly”

Ernest Hemingway

On 2 July 1961, wearing a red bathrobe and blue pyjamas , US author and bipolar Ernest Hemingway committed suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic-depression, is a mental illness where sufferers cycle from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Caused by an imbalance of chemicals in theContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway”

RIP Avicii, Dead at 28 (world famous dj)

Tim Bergling (Avicii) was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, singer and songwriter. He suffered stress and poor mental health. On 20 April 2018 he committed suicide, age 28 Avicii, a world-famous DJPerformed with the great Rolling StonesConcerned with his health and wellbeingAt 28, dead, and now gone As poet I want to reflectWhatContinue reading “RIP Avicii, Dead at 28 (world famous dj)”

Growth at all Cost

Where have all our trees goneIn 10 years of infill?We have to pack the people inSo trees we have to killTrees and green surroundingsClimate change combat?We need them for well-beingMentally, all that Wholesale destruction of our treesMust stop, must not go onPremier and MinisterAre you listening?…. No?…. Our ‘growth-at-all-costs’ policy is more important Addended poemContinue reading “Growth at all Cost”

Welcome to the whacky bipolar world of don matthews (and me mate Skip)

FCS focuses on promoting humour,offbeat poetry and exploring things different Skip likes reggae too. Also beer. Drinks me under the table. How much of one’s personal self does one reveal on a world stage to an unknown audience? That question has always been at the forefront of my mind since coming onto the internet stageContinue reading “Welcome to the whacky bipolar world of don matthews (and me mate Skip)”