A series of poems showing a journey from darkness to light in love


I could never rely on you as my compass through life,
you always guided me onto rocks. At age three, you
smashed my hull, made safe-haven unpassable.

Is a mother there just to procreate, suckle, rear?
Is nurturance deemed part of the package? …

A conversation we all need to have more often

Death happens to us all, it is inevitable. But what dies.

I spent much of my middle childhood and later life with a belief that I should end my life to put the world out of its suffering at having to endure my presence here, a kindly and challenging gift…

How attitudes to ADHD and similar can do so much additional harm

I refuse to call ADHD and other cognitive neuro-divergency qualities as disabilities because from experience the most disabling thing I have found hs been the ignorance and judgments of those who know nothing and have such huge opinions about the,

When I was a parent with small sons with ADHD…

Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Mindfulness teacher, poet, author of ‘The Well Mannered Penis’, ‘No Visible Injuries’, ‘Living Well and Loving ADHD’ ‘Julia’ and others.

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