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Mr. Shadow

By |October 14th, 2017|

I watch from the wall. He laughs and smiles so cheerfully. Only I know how he really feels. He lies for the other children’s appeals. I watch him every day, he always says, “I’m okay”. He has my back when […]

A Little More About Me

By |September 30th, 2017|

My name is David Holloway. This post is for those who don’t know me or have just read some of my poems and have been directed here for the first time. I have a mental illness called schizophrenia. I first […]

Schizophrenia Is Merely A Word

By |December 9th, 2016|

Please take a look at my new book, Schizophrenia Is Merely A Word on Amazon. It is an anthology of poems about schizophrenia and life. I am pleased to tell you that the esteemed poet, Pamela Spiro Wagner is in […]

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Hell on Earth

By |November 5th, 2016|

Mental illness:
A freezing decade, and the darkness almost smothered me, and it crept down like a shadow in the dark,
Though lost in a sea of souls with horrifying cries,
I cringed, and squander but nothing seems to wander,
Although I felt pure […]

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ONLY IF YOU ASK FOR IT

By |November 5th, 2016|

I would give you the shirt of my back,
or finish you in one attack…but only if you asked for it.
I would give you my last cent,
or send you to hell’s decent…but only if you asked for it.
I would hold you […]

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dark times

By |April 1st, 2016|

Here I sit alone and lit
aware of the beauty that surrounds me
but voices disrupt the peacefulness of it
They just don’t fit, it’s like they’re hungry and won’t quit
They won’t quit their jabbering, u quivering, and blabbing
Always with me whispering
“What’s […]

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Actually Real (Mental Illness)

By |February 9th, 2016|

Im a sentimental witness that those with mental illness
Suffer detrimental sickness in experimental business
They never found a cure, yet they claim to help
A clever sound allure, for fame and wealth
I never trusted their words, hypocritical with malice
chemical imbalance? Im the […]

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Hypnotic Television

By |December 30th, 2015|

Look into their eyes,
in the gurning live presenter’s face.
Look how they purvey
an expression of
anti-schizophrenia. They
express what we lack—facial
reading, cartoon like selfie smiles. Look,
you see the telepromter in their buzzing
radiating eyes.

Be aware
of mirroring the box with […]

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inside me.

By |December 15th, 2015|

Can you hear it? It says they will be here in the november lights.
It is the twilight my friend, drilling my subconscious mind.

Can you see it? It says they will be around my eyes,
it is an unknown ocean my friend, […]

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11.11.14

By |December 15th, 2015|

Wires forming again…just shadows
telling secrets, sinister sins..
here I am, once again
Synapse misfire, back and forth
this typhoon has my mind
body and soul….my heart
still beats to a broken
digital watch that keeps reading
4s,27s,43s, and 77s
shimmering blue lights
blinding in the background
as the ghosts, just […]

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Actually Real (Hip Hop)

By |November 30th, 2015|

I’m a sentimental witness that those with mental illness
Suffer detrimental sickness in experimental business
They never found a cure, yet they claim to help
A clever sound allure, for fame and wealth
I never trusted their words, hypocritical with malice
chemical imbalance? I’m the pinnacle […]

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The Longest Night

By |October 14th, 2015|

Here they enter the door
Here to fight a winter war
A deadening, numbing battle
Fought with voices, a rumbling rattle

Here they enter the house
Here and quiet as a mouse
They hurt you, they choke you
They control you, they yoke you

They’ll steal you away
Make […]

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X-Factor

By |July 14th, 2015|

Woman becomes the “angel”

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The Hidden World

By |June 20th, 2015|

The Hidden World—
People fascinated by schizophrenia,
bipolar, autism.
They find it beautiful—
the creative drive—
chaos.

Chaos is creation—
the creative force—
like the greek god.

Hyper-sexual creative juices.
We who appear in black and
white. History was
unkind—the future is
I feel fine.

By: David Harpur Holloway

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