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UKArchive ID: 34854Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS by prospero
Originally published on May 18, 2015 in Poetry

Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS is a centre for people suffering or recovering from serious mental illness. I have been seriously and suicidally depressed for over a year and have now fully recovered from the depression but probably not from the Bi-Polar Disorder that causes these moods.



DEdicated to NAGAS especially to Bob, Kevin and Skye

NAGAS - Strange name for a lifeboat,
But then we are a strange crew -
Flotsam and jetsam really.
Me? I am drowning,
Or I wish I was
But Bob. Kevin and Skye
Have given me
This magic pen to paddle with.
I am paddling like mad but going nowhere.
Where is nowhere?
It sounds like a nice place,
I wish I was there now.

© prospero (corin on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 34854
Archived comments for Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
deadpoet on 18-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
Corin- it is so good to see you back. I have missed you and have been concerned as I can see I had reason to be. It is such a terrible illness you are afflicted with. It is great to know you are moving forward slowly but surely. What a wonderful place to frequent with peers and supporters. Keep going there and keep shining. Wonderful poem. I am sure you have supported your friends likewise. We can't do without each other, us sufferers of mental illness.

Keep truckin'

best wishes
Pia xx

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e-griff on 18-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
I'm very pleased we've heard from you. And with some good news. Our thoughts go with you David. You have friends here.

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Thankyou Griff. Yes I have missed you tool and Alison and all the others I knew well.

Best Wishes

Dave

stormwolf on 18-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
David,
I am so glad to see you back in the land of the living. Depression is such a curse but one that is widely known to so often afflict those of a creative nature who suffer the double edged sword of 'feeling' beauty and ugliness in this world to an extreme degree. You are among friends here. 😃
Alison xxx

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Mikeverdi on 18-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
Pleased to see you are in there fighting and writing. You have many friends on UKA who will be pleased to see you back. I wish you well.
Mike

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Andrea on 18-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
Welcome back, Corin.

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Coolhermit on 20-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
Corin, I tend to depression - curiously enough, poetry - performing it especially - helps me overcome it - I submitted a poem about it earlier this week - I paint on a rictus smile and step onstage - it works for me.

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Gee on 20-05-2015
Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio - NAGAS
I'm glad to see you posting and to know you have so much support. It's a hard thing to overcome, but you do sound as if you're making progress. Please take care of yourself.

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