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Mental Hospital

Rating: 4.9
There was a doctor of death
a maker of pain
all he ever said
was don't play games

I was an innocent man
in a sea of pain
but all I could see
was the broken dreams
of the lost souls
walking the corridor
of hope and pain

High royds hospital
never broke me
but it took twenty years
to shake the pain
of doctor death

Now it's time
for all the lost souls
to be laid to rest

No one ever helped them
deal with their pain
they was just a face
with no name

Find the victims
ease their pain
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COMMENTS
Julia Luber 15 June 2019
scary and upsetting but powerful. I don't know what poetry can capture the affliction psychiatric systems and mental hospitals sometimes cultivate in some people.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 November 2018
No one ever helped them deal with their pain they was just a face with no name Find the victims ease their pain.....so touching and moving. This is a beautiful poem on mental hospital so touchingly delineated.
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Kewayne Wadley 02 April 2015
Sadly powerful! A harsh reality brought to light
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Ken E Hall 15 March 2015
Powerful write....having a child with the devils curse that struct at puberty and visiting daily till her end felt so helpless that cures were none existent... No one ever helped them deal with their pain they was just a face with no name...great insight so so sad...regards
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Ken E Hall 15 March 2015
Powerful write....having a child with the devils curse that struct at puberty and visiting daily till her end felt so helpless that cures were none existent... No one ever helped them deal with their pain they was just a face with no name...great insight so so sad...regards
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Ken E Hall 15 March 2015
Powerful write....having a child with the devils curse that struct at puberty and visiting daily till her end felt so helpless that cures were none existent... No one ever helped them deal with their pain they was just a face with no name...great insight so so sad...regards
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Heather Wilkins 10 September 2013
Visiting a mental hospital is not fun. Seeing all the suffering and pain. a good write
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James Mclain 15 July 2013
Yet the ghosts of they I'm sure still roam the window face...iip
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Jesse Ellsbury 13 July 2013
Very impacting and true. This is a great memorial to those who have suffered and an excellent indictment of those who exacerbate it. Art is often meant to imitate life, and this is a great and compassionate reflection on some of the darker parts of that journey. Keep writing!
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Bianca F. 12 March 2012
Never been to a mental hospital, but almost was admitted twice and this picture that you've painted has just heightened my unwillingness to set foot in one of those sad, lifeless places. Also, this poem reminds me of a song; Emily Haines - Doctor Blind.
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