These poems were written by my brother who died on the 22nd April 1977. He was wrapped up in the psychiatric system and had been on medication for several years. One day just before his death he asked me the question “Do you think psychiatric medication works?” I always being honest with him said “No!”. […]

The Fat Psychiatrist

    Tell me please why are you so huge? I don’t mean to be rude You say it’s from Statins taking A heart condition in the making I am here today for my review Fat and big just like you Please excuse me if I can’t sit still Seems it’s something to do with […]


Merging balls of flashing fur Biting soft with back legs butting fast Tussling into meows Then flashing across the floor Speeding paws and striking tabby stripes Innocence in a wide eyed face Of button noses and pink mouths Claws attacking docile feet Scratched into playful submission Purring into a suckle on a fluffy dressing gown […]


That day I remember so very well Dad told me no longer on Earth you did dwell The cry in my heart that leaped out Knowing you were gone without a doubt “No No!” I cried out loud Your life was worth more than your shroud The thought of how you died Broke us and […]


A Voodoo child Casting spells on the spirit overwhelmed Consider me this as I cry human Locked in with justice that has never been Mad am I to the beholder As I walk through the maze of my life Essence of a light eternally existing Freedom is my game as a beam of sunlight Melts away the bars […]

The Mournes

I shall not go to heaven when I die I think I’ll take a road I used to know That goes by Slieve-na-Garagh and the sea And all day breasting me the wind shall blow And I’ll hear nothing but the Peewit’s cry And the sea talking in the caves below I think it will […]


A snowball of fur Bouncing around my garden Chasing butterflies With paws dancing Arched back playfully twisting A pounce on a mouse Whiskers twitching Exotic eyes trouncing sunbeams Ears perched forward on an intent head Demanding to share my plate Ever fussy eater Always ready for a feed Are you playing now the sweetheart that […]