Advertise Here Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5
Institution

Institution

A Poem by audrie

Institutions embrace confusion
Dismembered thoughts are everywhere
Some souls have deep abrasions
Some too numb to feel the fear

I have too much time on my hands
To digest the situation
Staring at these four white walls 
Only adds to my frustration

Some are sitting in the corner
With empty transfixed stares
Some are rocking back and forth 
Pulling out their hair

This institutions overcrowded
Close my eyes and wish it's not
Hope people will remember you
Won't leave you there to rot

Most of them are in a vegetative state
Parked at different places
Some are here forever 
Traveling endless amounts of paces

And these meds that I take
Cause cremation of the mind
But I must take them as scheduled 
Everyday at the same time 

© 2014 audrie



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

Amazing poem. Very good imagery, and description. Nicely penned.

Posted 2 Years Ago


audrie

2 Years Ago

Thanks.so.much.for.reviewing.my.writing.and.the.kind.compliment!
Blackstar

2 Years Ago

Your very welcome.
I loved how each stanza brought something to the table and took the poem a step deeper. Great write!

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks for taking the time to read this and the kind compliment!
I particularly liked "dismembered thoughts" and "cremation of the mind" good imagery!

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the kind review!
Loved the last stanza as it relates to meds causing cremation of the of mind. It's a stunning visualization of what really happens behind the closed doors of most mental institutions. Great work audrie, a gripping & profound read. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the thoughtful review - it's sad to say that I have been exposed to this situation and ha.. read more
I agree with the logic of this poem. When we are in the vegetative state. Weak people fall to greedy rules and laws.
"Most of them are in a vegetative state
Parked at different places
Some are here forever
Traveling endless amounts of paces"
The above line is happening today. A generation of people afraid to stand up is a scary future. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thank you Coyote for your kind review - it's nice to see that others understand these happenings. I.. read more
This poem strikes too close to home, I am impressed by it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the review - I'm sad and glad that you can relate.
Saddening, very much so - are meds the answer? I am torn on that question...this is beautifully woven and left a sting in my heart, no-one should be seen as a statistic and not a person...moving poetry x

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks Poppy - I completely agree with you - there aren't enough resources to help people who need t.. read more
Being inside vicious cycle could be pretty suffocating and this shows strong emotions of those times but in a very rhythmic way.

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Tanks Avinash - this was an easy poem for me to write - luckily I was able to escape this situation .. read more
I would say a very powerful write....."Some are sitting.........pulling out the hair"......so heart felt........it feels we could do something ,its so difficult to accept but it is........

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks Anne - it was amazing the things that I saw when I had to go to the hospital = people just be.. read more
a little "cuckoos nest" meets "girl interrupted"

we fight the demons...we refuse to be one of the vacant stares...there is still life and sanity left in us...won't somebody see that?

don't discard me.

Posted 3 Years Ago


audrie

3 Years Ago

Thanks Jacob - another thoughtful review - always appreciated!

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

436 Views
13 Reviews
Rating
Added on July 22, 2014
Last Updated on July 22, 2014

Author

audrie
audrie

About
I am a social worker and an artist. I am by no means a professional writer but enjoy doing it now and again. I am all about peace, balance and harmony. Looking forward to reading all sorts of stuff.. more..

Writing
Kill Me Now Kill Me Now

A Poem by audrie


The Truth The Truth

A Poem by audrie



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Unhinged Unhinged

A Poem by MsJewel