By Greg Bauder
Key Themes: poetry, schizophrenia, personal growth, search for identity, journey of discovery
WALLS AND HEADSPACE is a poetry collection about
the personal growth and search for identity of the poet. A
variety of styles are used including some avant-garde ones.
From the frustrations and fears behind the lonely walls of
schizophrenia to an integrated and deeper understanding
of the world, these poems will take the reader on a journey
About the Author
Greg Bauder has struggled with schizophrenia for
30 years. He has published in many magazines and has
a BA in English Literature from The University Of British
Columbia. He presently lives in Surrey, B.C., a large
suburb of Vancouver.
Once, many times ago, I walked before
my treed window, my heartache wooden
as wilderness I cared
little for those jigsaw letters on my walls,
tantalizing, cutting words I could not believe.
They seemed petrified, like my eyes
which grew alive only behind curtains
where I....tormented, became
lodged in dreams. But, like rubber, walls bounced
their colour into my aloofness
a rainbow seen through
hard, heavy forest. The trees sing to wild men
the way I sang to walls.
The walls have eyes
In a room
Empty with me
I feel their stare
Like the stars
But the eye
Of the moon
Is my soul release
raised like the jealous sun
they cannot support me
roof my head
yet, if I collapse
it is the goddess' moon beams
that bless me
and lighten my heart.
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