Due to my mental health experiences I explored and found support on an Australian site. I made friends with a poet in the support industry there and he encouraged me to start writing poetry myself.
I found expression in publishing free form verse, free flowing from a new font of spontaneous exultations that I can set loose at will. It is like a wall has been taken down on my subconscious and I wonder what or who I am transposing with my verses and their voice of tirade?
I have been published four times, three of those in publications dedicated to mental health and mad writers, veterans of various mental health systems.
MAGIC CARPET RIDE
I have a magical council flat
it comes on state benefits
with a joy-stick
for matters of travel
As I fly across
the world with my door
tightly fastened against crime
I wonder who will knock
when I land
on some distant shore?
Facing the wall
the 36 inch flat screen
I hit fire
and alarms ring, pull
back on the stick
and circle back homewards
another fiesta of colour joining me
on the way to the realty section
of the newspaper
for a new abode
with less ramshackle feelings
of tenuous hold on me and further
less flight time.
COPYRIGHT BRUCE E SAUNDERS 2019
And I fell in Love with a gorgeous actor who is South African and exemplary in every way. Charlize Theron.
And there is someone who knows I am looking at Her and that means I am getting into the act of being. This is going to be the start of something which I cannot begin without saying that all can tell that You are going to make me very happy Dear Sweet. B
Zara Phillips is Love
nKomatie nos fo no to le so t’no de se no be
No fona ne fo na po ne la ta so ne po de so
Kekoma la to de sa to sa do se ta do se ta do se ta so te so te so te so te so te so te so te so to to to de so te do se do se to de so de so te do.
(Translation: In Zulu, South Sotho and Tsana this says: I am going to kill, kill, kill the Royal family!)
Malcolm MacLaren doesn’t know what it means
he’s a punk in another window called Sale
he is not a wonder of the world
I am and I wonder.
There is not a while for you to sanely
go to the end of the wharf
for the right to iron out
your floor belongings
it is about the right of many
to understand we belong to mighty right-handed usage and
warp and that rights it all down
on the place of all things
called the youf of the planet
and not the rights of armies
who understand nowt
about the subtleties of
politics that use the darnation
of rightwings to be able to
make it to the rentboy’s wonderland
and sue you to the
It is not the foulmeans that tested one
it is the right of all to be here and now
and that is why they do not know
if it is about time or sorrow
to be here in the endzone
wondering where you are!
Why do you live so mechanistically
when you know it is too long before you die
and that makes all the wonderment
go into the rights of all things
under the Tzar’s clothing.
COPYRIGHT BRUCE E SAUNDERS 2017
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