About: Lynfield Mount Hospital / Adult mental health service Lynfield Mount Hospital Adult mental health service Bradford BD9 6DP
Posted by BDCT Service User (as ),
I wrote this poem( amongst many others), whilst an inpatient at Lynfield Mount in March 2010. And would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those members of BDCT staff on the ward, inparticular my consultant my Advocate from BAMHAG, and the PALS, who all worked together at helping me to feel safe again.
These Lilac Wall soften the blow
Of my mind racing - always on the go.
These lilac walls provide space to think
A place I feel safe - when I'm on the brink.
These Lilac walls with too-ing and fro-ing
Lots of People coming and going
A place for me to fade away
Into insignificance for the day
These Lilac walls day after day
Help my anguish ebb away
These lilac walls echo my past
Memories spill out thick and fast
These lilac walls that I cannot escape
Protect me from my past mistakes
Keeping me safe from acting upon
My inner most thoughts of death liaison.
These lilac walls help me work out
And come to terms with what I'm about.
These Lilac walls give me time and space
That I don't allow myself in any other place
I'm told these Lilac walls are depressing
And for many women - seemingly distressing
I'm told these Lilac walls - with nothing to do
Can cause many women, problems a new.
These Lilac walls could be improved -
To cater for their many changing moods.
These Lilac walls with resources a mock
A service regimented by the hands of the clock.
These Lilac walls for me - have been a saving grace.
Giving me solace - within a safe place
These Lilac walls, offer me dinner and Tea
And at this present time - feels the best place to be.