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The Work of Others - Artist - Michaelangelo Abrahams

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The Work of Others - Artist - Michaelangelo Abrahams

It is a privilege to witness the experience of the dreams and aspirations of our artists become a reality. Michael Angelo thank you for your work, your voice and your powerful message.  Michaelangelo Abrahams - artist and poet You show us what is possible, in all forms and that you are the dream come true of those who came before us. If only the previous generation could see how they gave birth to Dreamers and Artists, beings with the power and loving nature to uplift and change the world... They birthed heroes in painting overalls. With your graduation coming up,...

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Writing - Poetry - The Freedom Between my Thighs

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Writing - Poetry - The Freedom Between my Thighs

The Freedom Between my Thighs- (written in 2014, edited 2020) by Yvette Hess   The Freedom between my thighs Consoles his fears Of being a smaller man, A lesser man By consuming me.   Fists aim for the sky But land on either eye- I’m blinded by promises, Once again left Empty. My insides hate me for allowing His bitter tongue to taste me. So I wait for the lashings daily Expectant, Pregnant with the truth Pregnant with his fruit Ignorant to the fact that I can escape: And live life full, Not bruised, Not used. Not only seeing black...

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Writing - Sweet Regret - Poetry - 2011

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Writing - Sweet Regret - Poetry - 2011

Oh Regret, I see you have come to visit again. We used to spend day and night together, Yes, I remember those times. I was young and you were bitter. Sweet Regret, This time your visits are shorter, Less bitter. Maybe it’s in the weather? Maybe it’s you- You’ve changed for the better. Your friends, Disappointment, grief and heartache have come along too. That’s fine- let them in. We can all gather round and have some tea. I’m so much braver now you see. Let me tell you straight to your face, Regret. I no longer fret. I have lived. I live still, not...

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group invited me to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder for their awareness program around living with mental illness. These are the notes from my talk in 2015, at the Akeso clinic in 2015. —————— Good morning everyone. Today I'm going to be a bit selfish and talk about myself. I was very kindly asked to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder.   Two things I want to start off by saying. 1- Everyone experiences bipolar disorder differently which leads me to two - we can all relate to the symptoms....

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Writing - “I watch the Waves” - 2020 - Poetry

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Writing - “I watch the Waves” - 2020 -  Poetry

I watch the waves crashing, coming for me, then easing back - becoming the whole body. Sometimes I catch the moment it breaks- I hear the ache as it crashes into itself. It slowly fizzles all the way until that fizz reaches to greet me Right at my feet: Fresh and Pure. And forgiving. A new wave has come and gone. I stay watching. Tomorrow the pull will be different and the waves will be too. It's all water, Moving. I watch, as the One between sea and sky Just as the Moon above sky and sea.

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