“THREE WEST” is the name of a psychiatric patient locked-down ward recently visited by the author–who needed it at the time!  . Written on whatever paper was handy until a composition book arrived, provided by one of the Counselors–but all—with shorty “golf”-sized pencil!     .  it is a poetic expression of the experience.


His doctor knew he was depressed,

She didn’t know how deep…

Til he admitted being pressed

To permanently sleep!

Three hospitals later–all that day–

They up and locked him away…

Slept in a hall

Near the door installed,

Was glad to get away!

He bed was found further out,

(The first available shout)…

A lock-down ward

Where he could be bard,

Working his problems out.

Flurries of forms,

Rigid rule storms…

Belt and shoes

Confiscation blues,

So the Director warns…!

–Jonathan Caswell

First friends made that day:

Elizabeth, JoHann, Renee…


To name a few,

Some people to talk with…hooray!

–Jonathan Caswell

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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