(of “THREE WEST”, by Jonathan Caswell)
Being “mental” has stigma attached,
Some folks prefer us “despatched”…
Instead of a ward
Behead with sword,
Or a gas chamber–when hatched!
A brief note about nursing staff,
None of which were riff-raff…
The older listened
With hearts that glistened–
The younger—not by half!
All of them seemed to care,
But timing clearly wasn’t there…
“Just a minute”
Rarely had truth in it,
Half-an-hour or longer…they got there!
The program counselors great,
At least from my view to date…
Got in the way for me,
And others who fought that trait.