Section 3 (The Hell of being on a psychiatric ward)

SECTION 3

by GRAHAM DAWE


1.

They show you the ward

They show you your cell

It looks pretty bad

Not like a hotel

2.

And you can’t go and work

Or go to OT

They say they haven’t the staff

So you’re stuck on the ward, you see

3.

And nobody writes

And nobody phones

And you’re out of your mind

And you’re locked up alone

4.

There is screaming and swearing

And crying at night

And they give you a jab

And say you’re alright

5.

And you’ll try and make friends

With the patients within

But they just confirm this whole

Mess that you’re in

6.

The panic button sounds

It’s another fight

And its just like this

Night after night

7.

Is it section 3

Or an eternity?