Revolution of Advocates

Category: Poetry Published in Ink Published: Sunday, 27 January 2019 Written by Richard J Bell

Revolution of Advocates

Publishing in the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Annual Poetry Journal in 2016

Throwing a light bulb into society
flipping the switch
a wave of education sweeps the world

People with prejudice opinions run from the light
the shadows that one harboured their uneducated thoughts
that people with mental illnesses are dangerous or harmful
are now disappearing fast

Realising in the wake of the mental health revolution
they were wrong to form ideas
without realisations of the facts
that those affected are no more dangerous than any other illness

In the light of the advocates fighting injustices
the end of stigma is near

Copyright © Richard James Bell 2016

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