Shayne Johnston is a Toronto-based Poet and “Scribbler”. His introductory collection, Positive Light, explores the human entanglement between friends, family and the physical and emotional dedication involved in maintaining relationships with forgiveness and nurturing.
Shayne Johnston is a Toronto-based Poet and “Scribbler”. His introductory collection, Out of the Darkness, explores the human entanglement between friends, family and the physical and emotional dedication involved in maintaining relationships with forgiveness and nurturing.
I chose the wrong path, not once but many times. I have taken my bruises and learned my lessons but what I got out of the end of it all was an exceptional gift to write with my heart and sometimes RAW emotion.
Hello, I’m Shayne a little older and a lot more gray. I have never written a Biography before but here we go!
Born Shayne Allan Johnston March 10th, 1971 my mother knew from that point I would be difficult. Was born almost a month late (Due Feb 14th) and a breech baby with the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck. Guess I was trying to escape this life already even before I have seen it.
Blah Blah Blah I grew up in a broken home with daddy issues and ended up doing bad things….a lot. Because even bad attention was good attention to me and easier to do.
From there I learned how to lie, cheat, and steal quite horribly as I was caught all the time but maybe because I liked punishment???
Moving forward I tried to be with the one person who had destroyed me mentally and I never knew, gave everything to be by my father’s side and I really do not think he cared if I was there or not as he struggled to fight his own demons.
In and out of prisons his whole life the end of it was homelessness, drug addiction, and mental health.
He passed on the streets he loved.
I have seen myself there, beside him and with my children growing so fast I decided to make a stand against my greatest enemy…ME!
I found I was able to control push down the emotion if you will through writing, venting the pain, and the hate.
Soon I learned that keeping this in or on paper didn’t make a difference, I needed to share it. Maybe with 1 person or 100 people, or even the world, because if I helped even one soul then I would know I did something right in my life.
I’ve often said that I never would share what I wrote, but with my family and friends support, I decided after 47 years on this planet it was my turn to share.
Check out my collection and help me not only create a new outlet for me but maybe the ability to inspire someone else like me years earlier.
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Shayne killed my D&D character 🙁