"Goodbye drink and sunny days"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / The Woodlands (inpatient unit for substance misuse)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

On behalf of service user who recently spent time at the woodland and dedicated these poems to us all.

Goodbye drink

Goodbye drink goodbye ale

All the things that make me pale

Welcome life it starts right now

Ime scared already and shout aloud

You make me sick you make me ill

And drinking this, against my pills

Goodbye drink i want my life

To be myself and no more strife

I was a prisoner in myself

The devil came again to delve

Goodbye drink my life was low

You know you had to surely go

I feel ime stronger day by day

But my cravings never going away

Goodbye drink no good to me

I want my life back don, t you see

Sunny days

The sun has come i welcome that

No rainy days, brolly or a hat

It, s time to smile as warmth is here

Chilly days gone i smile and cheer

No cloud in sky with sun at bay

People barbeque and party all day

Flowers blossom green grass smells

Daisy fields with all blue bells

My day seems fine so far ahead

My blind drawn up and no sleepy head

The smell of clothes all clean on line

Reminds me of home in earlier time

Laughter and cheer from nehbours around

Keeps me safe with that beautiful sound

My life starts now i say to myself

If you do not have wealth then do this for health

Enjoying the sunshine through the trees

Watching birds eat nuts the buzzing of bees

What a wonderful feeling now in the sun

I guess a great day has begun

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Response from Rod Hudspith, Woodlands Manager, The Woodlands Substance Misuse Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for this posting, it sends a really strong positive message to all, and demonstrates a real sense of pride and achievement.

Well done!

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