shayarisms4lovers June18 63 - Crack-Down Tribunal (Re Jack Straw’s ‘Community Treatment Orders’ for the Mentally Ill) | A Poem by David Russell

Crack-Down Tribunal (Re Jack Straw’s ‘Community Treatment Orders’ for the Mentally Ill) | A Poem by David Russell

Borderline Personality Disorder – Everybody welcome to the edge! It’s the cripples’ convocation; We’re the tin end of the wedge. Rattling jars of medication cocktails, Pinballs batted in eternal circles, Listen to the words of wisdom: “Do what they tell you; don’t ask questions; Take what they give you, don’t ask question.” It’s the Crack-Down Tribunal; Of great sorrow be expectant. Crack-Down Tribunal; Governmental disinfectant! Ever felt stuck with a discard label, Shred of we rag in the midnight drizzle? Hope comes shining through the cracks; The flames rise high as the hiccups fizzle. Ever hammered on a DSS perspex panel, Been head on with some po-faced nerd Who just can’t cope, so he ups the dosage; Remember the voices that you heard – Do you hear voices? Do you hear voices? It’s the Crack-Down Tribunal; Of great sorrow be expectant. Crack-Down Tribunal; Governmental disinfectant! When the hypocritical is hippocratic, The autocratic gets automatic, So you’d better get mentally acrobatic And stuff your heads with anti-static! It’s the Crack-Down Tribunal; Of great sorrow be expectant. Crack-Down Tribunal; Governmental disinfectant!

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