John Thorkild Ellison
A New Patient On The Ward - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison
He told them he was nearly enlightened,
They shook their heads and started to frown -
Any talk of Religion gets them frightened
So they prescribed some drugs to bring him down,
'Perhaps he thinks that he is Jesus
Who walked the waves at Galilee?
The only cure for his disease is
Some anti-psychotics and ECT'
They say he wanted to strangle his sister
Because of some strange Masonic plot,
His father had left him some land and money,
She intended to trick him and swipe the lot! !
He has ideas above his station
And we can't just allow him to walk free,
It's probably due to excessive masturbation
And an Oedipus Complex at the age of three.
This is the way we treat trouble-makers
And all the critics of Society,
We lock 'em up in the local nuthouse,
We lock 'em up and throw away the key! !
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