"B2 Bassetlaw/Crisis Team"

(as the patient),

Through the looking glass and out the other side

I feel No Need Now to run and hide

Relentlessly Revelling in my own torment

I wrote the Songs of a youth misspent

You Can’t block everything out with Drugs and Drink

Circled the drain of a filthy Kitchen Sink

But the life that was placed in my trust

I made it my mission to Self Destruct

It took 11 days clean to realise my dreams

To Clear my head and release the Screams

I Am living proof for All to See

Don’t become a victim of one’s own mythology

To Those who intervened in time

I must thank, Line after Line!

Summer 2011

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thank you for posting your poem about your journey through services. I will pass this on to the team.

You obviously have a great talent for writing. We would like to publish your poem in our members magazine called 'Positive'.

If you would like to get in touch we also have opportunities for creative writing within our 'Positive Writing Group' plus many other avenues for you to explore in the arts.

Please call: Jane 0115 9529430 or e-mail Jane.danforth@nottshc.nhs.uk

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