From an early age Alan Ormiston has enjoyed writing poetry. This is his first published book. It is a series of poems reflecting a loved one’s struggle with their mental health. This struggle is not unique.
The poems were written over time, waiting in cafes as a form of journal. A theme emerged around perspectives and conversations. ‘Awake’ reflects love, pain and ultimately hope. For those whose lives are in darkness, beset by pain, there is always a road to the light. There are those who will listen, and a future in which the pain will lessen, where happiness awaits.