Poems From A Mod Now Launched!!

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting my blog.

So we’ve finally arrived at our destination.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me in my recovery to get to this point.

I’d also like to thank Audrey and Gerald at Stigma Free Lanarkshire for their patience, support and belief over the duration of compiling this book.

Poems From A Mod is now available to download at: Poems From A Mod – My Journey Through Trauma, Survival and Recovery


Thanks again, i hope you enjoy the book.


Belief is everything.

The Journey Begins

Poems from a Mod

Hi there, thanks for joining me!

My name is Michael and i am based in Glasgow, Scotland.

I’m 49, married and have been blessed with a beautiful son who is two years old…..i also suffer from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

My CPTSD is the result of an accumulation of many traumatic events in my life. Those traumatic events started when i was a young child when i was verbally, emotionally and physically abused by both my parents. This happened on a regular basis until i was sixteen. During this time i also witnessed physical abuse carried out by both my parents against each other.

When i was 26 my father was brutally murdered in his home when he woke up to find a burglar stealing his television. My father was subsequently beaten to death by the man, who turned out to be an ex army boxer. It was said at his trial that my fathers injuries were consistent with those of him being hit by a bus.

In November 2013, along with my best friend, i was standing in a bar called The Clutha Bar in Glasgow when unfortunately a helicopter crashed through the roof of the bar killing 10 people.

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