Who hears the voice of the mentally ill?
Who feels for them when they cry from the pain they feel?
It seems they are feared and everyone worries
Is their problem contagious or more comfortable ignoring?
I hate what these systems have done for these people
I thought at one point we were each other’s equal
But inside this illness, you’re all thrown away
Drugged up till your stable, it only takes days
Then you’re thrown out, back to no home
No one wants you alive; you’re better alone
Alone with your pain and everyone stares
How does any part of this seem fair?
We need tolerance and courage to challenge these systems
I cry every night for my brother who has no body listen