After Book Release, Social Activist Performance Artist to do 2 AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks

Below two poems from the to be released book in May 2016 by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~ published by Inner Child Press  – Peace Out Poems about My Abnormalities Normality.  The ups and downs of a super charged mind – depression and notions of life’s end, socially embedded predispositions and inhibitions brought back to light out of the darkness.  To create dialogue and nurture a cooperative, PRO-HUMAN spirit that emerges a healing for the continuance of a more PROACTIVE life. Artistically expressed through Images with Words by social activist, mystic, performance artist ~Keith Alan Hamilton~ Dedicated to Madeline Sharples, her son Paul, Regina Walker, her sister Dolores, Team S.O.L.E.S – those they remember, and the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks.

If you donate to one of these 2 Out of the Darkness Overnight walks Keith will send you a signed copy of his book. He needs to raise a $1,000.00 for each 16 mile walk.

Keith will do these two walks as a part of Team S.O.L.E.S.  He’ll do one walk with Madeline Sharples and the other with Regina Walker. Two of his dearest friends on planet earth.  Both Madeline and Regina have their own stories to tell and understand how important it is to Keith to raise awareness to this great cause through the walks and his book.

As a social activist performance artist, Keith will be creating and walking as a body metaphor by wearing all dark clothes and a hood to symbolize the transitional process – to bring back to light out of the darkness, to air out, and confront through the healing process of dialogue, those inhibitions and predispositions that cast a dark shadow over those who struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide.

Come out and cheer them on…..

San Francisco Walk with Madeline Tasky Sharples a part of Team S.O.L.E.S. (Captain Deborah Rose).

New York Walk with Regina A Walker a part of Team S.O.L.E.S. (Captain Debi Hoyles-Girardi).

Peace Out Poems with Images about My Abnormalities Normality


brought to light

thoughts of suicide
hidden in the shadows   ~   running
around and around
in a darkened mind
that’s socially conditioned
to think it is possessed
by a demon
resistent to exorcism  ….
with a fear of discovery
of what others may think
how others may react
thoughts of repercussion like    ~
loss of job
being committed
to an insane asylum
will be tarnished
with the lingering stench
of the label
mentally ill
branded across the forehead
in a straight jacket
get electroshock therapy
be held
captive in a drug induced
and hear
whispers in the night
of words like    ~
severely depressed
lost soul

if only
if only
thoughts of suicide
held secretly in a mind
could be brought to light
out of the darkness
be heard
without judgement
or fear of repercussion
and then helped to turn
such thoughts
into a life worth living
a mind
filled to the brim
with thoughts  …..
…..    overflowing with love
hope and joy

peace out

Image & Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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I’m a survivor

I’m a survivor
who travels
from darkness to light
or from the light
to darkness
fully experiencing
all the shades of gray
between the two
at times
this journey
called life
can be lonely
and sad
even though
others are around
ridden with doubt
fear and conflict
with the possibility of
life’s end
such moments
of affliction
offer up
those opportunities
for courage
and a chance for
a renewal
of self worth and purpose
a coming out of
the darkness
that gleefully brings
the spirit of
joy and hope
back for a while
as bright as
the sun
not to be eclipsed
by the moon

I’m a survivor

peace out

Image & Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Author: ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

~Keith Alan Hamilton~ is a Pro-Human, Social Activist Performance Artist and Mystic Philosopher. The full emergence of Keith’s artistically creative and socially proactive lived experience includes being an Author/Writer (Poet), Publisher and Editor. He is the creator of the book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die ! The Images with Words Series: on the Road with ~Keith Alan Hamilton~ and the Muse Series. Keith is a fervent promoter of other social activist artists at The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online. Keith writes a spiritually philosophical blend of poetry and prose that’s often further pictorialized with his Smartphone photography. Keith is also an exhibited social activist artist and draws attention to the PRO-HUMAN message flowing within his creations through the act of performance art. While participating in charitable and athletic events, Keith artistically creates a body metaphor (wearing dark clothes with a hood) to bring back to light out of the darkness, to air out, and confront through the healing process of dialogue, those inhibitions and predispositions that work against finding any cure for societal ills. Read further about   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~