Dave Alan Walker

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Mental Hospital - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

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


Comments about Mental Hospital by Dave Alan Walker

  • (6/15/2019 9:03:00 PM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/13/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    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 (4/2/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Sadly powerful! A harsh reality brought to light (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    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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  • (3/15/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    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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  • (3/15/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    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 (9/10/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    Visiting a mental hospital is not fun. Seeing all the suffering and pain. a good write (Report)Reply

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  • James Mclain (7/15/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    Yet
    the ghosts
    of they I'm
    sure
    still roam the window face...iip
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  • (7/13/2013 6:35:00 PM)

    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! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/12/2012 7:20:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/6/2012 4:28:00 PM)

    WOW I love it! mine was kinda true I was in logansport state hospital. Your poem has feeling with meaning in it Wow. Great job... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/4/2012 5:11:00 AM)

    I understand. (Try Slough Of Despond) Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (2/3/2012 9:04:00 AM)

    Find the victims/ease their pain, heart touching lines, thanks Dave. I invite you to read my poems
    Yours,
    Gajanan Mishra
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  • (2/3/2012 12:24:00 AM)

    That was a great poem =) (Report)Reply

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  • (2/2/2012 6:27:00 AM)

    Wow Dave I like this one even better! You are really good! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/31/2012 6:02:00 AM)

    Really nice poem. Im laughing. Im just remember those days when i was admitted in Mental Hospital due to depression. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/28/2012 2:59:00 AM)

    Thought provoking, the euthanasia argument is bogus, people need a choice to be able to die with dignity (Report)Reply

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  • (1/28/2012 2:58:00 AM)

    Thought provoking, the euthanasia argument is bogus, people need a choice to be able to die with dignity (Report)Reply

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  • (1/27/2012 11:10:00 AM)

    Wow for one moment i feelt like i was there. Beautifully dark, keep writing! :) (Report)Reply

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  • (1/26/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    interesting poem, reminds me a bit of Ogden Nash's _Listen..._ though its written in a much more modern fashion. nice one. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 21, 2012


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