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Burning Candle II


By Terry Beresford

ISBN: 978-1-84991-984-5
Published: 2013
Pages: 200
Key Themes: poetry, mental health


Burning Candle II is a selection of poems written in the various stages of Bi-Polar. Some are sweet and nice, others a lot deeper and from within, as I suffered badly with depression and mania.

About the Author

Terry Beresford was born in Romford, Essex, in 1946. He went to the three local schools in Rainham, where he was brought up, apart from a family move to Hornchurch, returning after four years, when he was ten years old.

He left school with little but an average school report, and went on to work on building sites doing many tasks before joining the London Fire Brigade and being posted to Bow Fire Station in East London. He moved to several stations in the area, and was then posted to Stratford for eight years, where he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Award in 1980. Ill health meant a change and Terry took a desk job until 1985 when he Finally left the Fire Service.

Book Extract


Itís the sun,
Over the hill,
Its rays to spill,
All around the world,
Warming, glowing,
For all to see.
Enjoy the heat,
He smiles, he does,
That man in the sun.
Down he goes,
Up comes moon,
Another man,
In the moon,
To keep us safe at night.


Iím sorry for my family.
Iíve suffered so much,
Illness has taken its toll.
Sorry, so sorry, gladly
I tried to reach you, to touch.
Understanding? A little.
A demon one and all.
Send me away to the funny farm,
I'll give you some peace.
To fight a battle royal
I'll beat it, no harm,
Come home to open arms,
Rested, a man again, so calm.
I live now, free of those
Who would do me harm.


Iíve a degree,
In mania that is,
Oh yes you must see,
So painful it is.
I know so much
Of traumas of the mind,
No scholar could touch,
I have it, two of a kind,
Manic depression that is,
Torturer of my mind.
Rapist of my thoughts,
Pain beyond none,
Torment! It courts,
Too much, to some,
Not to me, of sorts.
Stand and fight,
I know itís right,
To win, that is.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 July, 2013.