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This is the blog for the Free Your Mind campaign which aims to battle stigma towards mental illness through the use of music, art, film, and culture.
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Friday, 20 May 2011

Song of a Psychiatric Survivor (poem)

Recently I was sectioned for the fifth time in the past five years. I wrote the following poem during that period. ~ Nicola Edwards.

Song of a Psychiatric Survivor
They want to have control.
They want to always maintain the power. 
From the moment I was born,
Right up until my final hour. 
I've been beaten, I've raped;
At times I feel as though I'm lucky to be alive. 
But in the words of Gloria Gaynor
I know 'I will survive.'

The above poem will be added to the Creative Bank.

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