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Old 11-24-2018, 12:29 PM
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Default Mental health shouldn't be a life sentence

Some gossip blows over.
Having to have treatment
In the psychiatric ward does
Not get swept under the carpet.
I may have only spent one month
As an in-patient but it is
The support you have when
You leave that determines
Your likelihood of relapse.
And even though it seemed
As though I would be
One of the lucky ones
Who would get married
And have a family and move on.
I was still hung up on the past.
And hell hath no fury like
A woman scorned. And I
Had old scores to settle.
I never wanted this war.
But if I did not fight, then
I would drift along
As a shadow of my former self.
A tortured soul, a ghost
Unable to pass to the other side
Until someone showed
Me how to find the door.
When I was on a cto, I was
In a session to share what
Obstacles we face on discharge.
And eveyone admitted : the loneliness.
I only said the boredom
As I would end up drinking.
And I said to the nurse when
We went a drive to the beach a week
Later that it seemed like
Some of them did not want to go home.
And they said that people
Get used to feeling safe
In the communal living space.

Last edited by Anonymous32895; 11-24-2018 at 12:46 PM.
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