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Survivors Poetry aim to publish and promote poetry by survivors; supporting and developing survivor poets and establishing communication networks; making connections between creativity and mental health. This blog contains notes from contributors to the survivors network.

Wendy Young and Valensigns

13 February 2014


sign for love

I wanted to share a poem for Valentine's day with a bit of sign: Valensign Cross my arms Over my chest To say I love you In the US I prefer Sign UK Touch my heart In the English way Portugese Point my middle finger To my heart and point to you To say amo-te French J’taime I give you my heart German Ich leibe dich My crossed hands flutter from my heart...

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Wendy Young's Salome having a bad day!

11 February 2014


Cameron Clegg

Roses are dead Violence is cool Bring me the head Of the Party that rules! And just to prove this: I was shouting at the radio this morning as they announced the Stuart Rose ex M&S head of whatever is to be brought in to advise NHS managers!!!  I could tell them - sling your hooks/go/sod off/too many chiefs etc!!  Why are they treating the NHS like a private enterprise?  Just what we need, run the NHS like a business!  Though I heard this on Radio 4 I must also stop...

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