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SCHIZOPHRENIA, A POEM.

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Jerrod

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Yes, I am perturbed -
By the disturbance -
Of a psychotic thought dominating.

Not until I know the reality
Surrounding this thought,
Can I halt its disturbing pulsations,
Now so vivid and dynamic.

I desperately need clarity.

And I find no avenue, no agency
To the much needed clarity - save Art.
By immersion into the hidden,
Inner meaning of a poem or painting,
I find myself in a vast, infinite universe
Which is cohered and integrated
By the sensational feeling and sense of Art.

If the storm in the painting or poem -
Which I treat as a reality -
Is now a part of me -
A vast extension of me -
I can drown the psychotic thought
In its vastness,
Diluting its meaning and ramifications.

This is the only reality available to me.

The psychotic thought, now
Surrounded by Art, and
Yet unprocessed, moves away from me,
And I become detached from it,
And I sense healing and comfort.

This is the salvation, the saving grace,
That delivered me from the inroads
Of a pernicious psychotic thought.

Art has come to the rescue again!

Love and regards Jerrod.
 
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thats very brilliant Jerrod

:grouphug: 🎼
Dearest Zoe.

Thanks for your kindness and support for me. Tell me though, what did you like about the poem? I have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia for over forty years. I am now sixty. I work as a volunteer as a mental health support worker. I hope to do some part time paid work in the near future. My interests are reading and writing poetry and classical music from all over the world. I wish you every good wish.

Love and regards Jerrod.
 
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Well it allows the reader to dip their toe in to your personal experiences, but allows an ecouraging relief in the form Art
 
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Thats brilliant Jerrod.
 
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If the storm in the painting or poem -
Which I treat as a reality -
Is now a part of me -
A vast extension of me -
I can drown the psychotic thought
In its vastness,
Diluting its meaning and ramifications.
I think maybe this part sums it up
its very brilliant they way you have discussed the creative process
and how it saves you from your illness

I wish I had written it myself !
its something I also do with my artwork
and I have not thought about putting it into words

I hope you are keeping backups of your work
with a view to publishing one day

:grouphug: :goodluck:🎼:)
 
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I think maybe this part sums it up
its very brilliant they way you have discussed the creative process
and how it saves you from your illness

I wish I had written it myself !
its something I also do with my artwork
and I have not thought about putting it into words

I hope you are keeping backups of your work
with a view to publishing one day

:grouphug: :goodluck:🎼:)
Dearest Zoe.

I am a published poet and recently published a volume of poetry on psychosis and schizophrenia. This will be followed by another volume on the same theme in a weeks time. You're a kind person, so here's a poem for you.

A POEM FOR ZOE.

Your beauty
Is a flower

Your goodness
Is a bouquet of flowers

Your kindness
Is a garden in full bloom

And your love
Is a field in paradise!

Love and regards Jerrod.
 
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Bless your soul lovely Jarrod you write some beautiful poems whenever I read your poems it uplift my soul and gladens my heart and a tear of joy comes to my eyes I know your poems will have the same effect on others
 
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Bless your soul lovely Jarrod you write some beautiful poems whenever I read your poems it uplift my soul and gladens my heart and a tear of joy comes to my eyes I know your poems will have the same effect on others
Dearest Thelma.

Glad you got back to me - I thought for a while that I had lost you. How are you my love? I hope you are well and in good spirits and good health. I think that we should focus on our possibility rather than concentrate exclusively on our condition - this gives us more scope and potential. You already possess the greatest ability - to be good, kind and loving. What more could anybody, regardless of rank or wealth desire from you Thelma? I once said, "Kindness is the greatest sanity." To me you are very sane. Muhammad Ali said, "A person with love in their heart is worth more than all the gold and diamonds in the world." So we come to a definition of you Thelma. I leave you with a poem, related to your grace - your practice of goodness, kindness and love.

"Just as the rose is supreme among flowers, so is your beauty among the most beautiful."

Love and regards Jerrod.
 
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You have not lost me your poems are so beautiful it often leaves me speechless thank you for all your beautiful compliments that is so very kind of you
 
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You have not lost me your poems are so beautiful it often leaves me speechless thank you for all your beautiful compliments that is so very kind of you
Dearest Thelma.

I am so glad I havent lost you. Now there's one thing that you need to do - if you haven't done it already. And that is to find your purpose. Now, I am not dictating to you - I speak as an older person - I am nearly sixty - and I thought I could pass down some of what I know. If you could find your sense of purpose and pursue it, Thelma, you will be no less than any human being on earth. Muhammad Ali said, "Your purpose may be bigger than mine, or that of another person, but that doesn't make my own purpose any less important." You sound like such a valuable human being that I thought I would share this with you. I wish you every good wish. Here's a poem for you. You're close to my heart, which is why the poem says you're near me.

When you are near me,
my whole world is spring

When you are near me Thelma,
It is as though I am
in the middle of a garden

Thus, you represent not one flower,
But a thousand!

Love and regards Jerrod. Take care of yourself my darling.
 
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