Author Archives: micsirwin

About micsirwin

I'm a Postgraduate student at Queens studying Criminology, writer, poet and lover of integrity, dignity, respect and morality

Hospital Time Vs Prison Time

What is it with me and my bowel this time of year? Fekin thing was in the process of killing me a year ago and last week decided to give up my appendix. It seems that I may have had … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Crazy or Batshit?

Not that I have anything against bats! In fact, I love sitting here on these longer evenings watching the little feckers darting around my back garden. Why do I feel continued need to explain myself? My long-suffering friend Les reintroduced … Continue reading

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Unsound Justice.

In the wee small hours of Tuesday past I lay, half awake, listening to the winds ratting the bins and battering my house. As I drifted off to memories of Africa, reading Wilbur Smith books as a kid, meeting the … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

A Very Happy New Year to everyone. So, 2018 didn’t quite start off with the bang that I was anticipating. Just before Christmas I felt as if I’d turned a corner in relation to physical and mental health issues. In … Continue reading

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Prison Trauma and Coffee a Holistic Approach

My body only allows me six hours of kip at night and I’ve been lying in bed for the past hour craving a cup of coffee (it’s 6.00am). I haven’t had a cup of coffee since the spring as it … Continue reading

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The Importance of Fact – Coolmoyne House

As I trudge up the stairs to go to the loo I look out my landing window as I often do. Looking across to the high rise flats and Colin Mountain is often hypnotic to me as it conjures memories … Continue reading

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Laughter in Prison – How Very Dare You.

Be careful what you wish for. As a few of you might already know my physical and mental health has not been all that clever over the past few months. After a recent flare up in the old bowel department … Continue reading

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