Why build a wall? Why build a wall?
If you build The Wall the wall will fall.
Check the history, every wall did fall.
The Wall of Jericho- Did fall
The Babylon Wall- Fall
The Walls of Jerusalem – Did fall
The Berlin Wall-It too Fall
So, Why build the wall? So the wall will fall?
And take its place in history as another wall that fall?
Don’t be stupid and build the wall because the wall will fall.
When we are young most of are attracted to things that are shiny, lighted or bright. We often found that once these things are acquired the brightness is dulled by the inferior quality of the product. And so began the lesson: All that glitters is not Gold. We have to be careful of the choices we make in life as some of life’s best gifts are not to be found in pretty wrapping papers. On the contrary many blessings and gifts can be overlooked if we focus on the glitter and prettiness of what life has to offer.
So be very careful of the choices we make because ‘ All that glitters isn’t Gold’.
O how happy we all were when we received a visitor or visitors during visiting time. The only exception to that rule was when the visitor or visitors was the source of our demise or so we felt.Some patients always had visits while some who rarely or never had visits made the visitors of those who always had theirs.
I recall feeling a little sad when no one came to visit me especially as I heard the excited chatter of patients and their visitors.
For some visiting time meant a time for some extra food as the smell of KFC and Burgher King pervaded the day area.
It was not unusual to hear some patients being admonished to behave and cooperate with ‘ the powers that be’ to hasten their dismissal and come back home in the rest and care of concerned family members.
My visitors were mainly friends rather than family. A visit from two family members went so badly that it was never repeated for my duration of confinement in ‘Helltel ‘.
For mosr visiting time meant encouraging exchanges, the receiving of snacks, change of clothing and tioiletries. Visiting hours was the favorite part of the day for many as they could get a chance to catch up on what was happening in the real world and in their own lives.
At the end of the visiting time many of the patients had heard something or seen someone to make them have sweet dreams or nightmares to awaken to another day to the same old routine . Another day in 5 star Helltel a.k.a ward 21.
PARTING SHOTS- It took me over two weeks too long to understand that my fate rested in the hands of “The Goddess Upstairs” that is The Consultant assigned to my case. This Goddess was so elusive as no amount of ‘prayers’ could get a hearing. The mediator The Resident Psychiatrist held her in such awe and high esteem that it bordered on Fear morbid fear. No choice as her eternal future also rested in the hand of this Goddess.
Friendship with the nurses and especially the psychiatric wards could easily be misconstrued as flirting and inappropriate behavior . As soon as this was fully understood by me I became a saint of the nature of Mother Superior but friendly enough to be viewed as ‘normal human behavior devoid of emotions’.
The day finally came when I was to be discharged. I was overjoyed naturally but many doubts were expressed as “The Meeting” the one that’s held with family members , the Doctor and the Social Worker was not held. Thank God for pagan Christmas as I believe the timing of my release was directly related to the Yuletide season.
Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way was music to my ears and it rivaled The Love Inside by my favorite artist Barbra Streisand .
I shall return has been replaced by I shan’t return the same as over 20 years ago when I had a brief sojourn .
Snack Time- Drama Greed & Steal This could easily be the tile of a Soap Opera but it’s a apt description of snack time which was three or four times each day. Snacks were necessary to supplement the meals given each day as the meals were design to acquaint us with diets of anorexics.
Those who had no snacks were the first in line to collect snacks. They would stand there and beg all those who had snacks to share with them. Refusal to do so would sometimes result in you being “cussed out” or berated for being mean and unkind.
One night when I boycotted supper I decided to take a snack before bedtime . A male patient infamous for his renditions of Dennis Brown songs begged me a piece of my bulla. My response was a flat outright no. I received a cursing which I will not forget anytime soon.
Some patients , even though they had snacks made it their career to beg others some of theirs so that if refused they could use it as ammunition to be unkind in the future.
Sadly some patients never had snacks because they were not visited. I personally looked out for such ones to share my snacks when I could. There was a patient who fell in this category until lo and behold he got a visitor who brought him many, many snacks From this day and henceforth he was a changed man. He made himself public enemy number one. A bright Good Morning to him was met with disparaging remarks to ensure that mistake won’t be made again.
All in all snack time made friendships and broke friendships and left us still hungry but sufficed enough so that we couldn’t die from starvation .
ADMISSION- I was adamant that I was going to be admitted on that fateful Monday. I had to get one of the few beds that were available. SO my pre-admittance show had to be good. “I am going t…
Source: Jamaica’s Premier Asylum 5 Star’Helltel’ aka Ward 21-Through the eyes of a Patient.
via Daily Prompt: SomedayToday the world is in a bad shape. No it’s not triangular or square but world conditions has deteriorated to the point where humanity is bordering on extinction .
Wars, crime and violence, acts of terrorism , child exploitation and diseases just to name a few has become many persons normality that we are hardly surprise when we watch prime time news and hear the atrocities.
For those of us who are persons of Faith based on the Bible we are confident that someday soon the world as we know it now will pass away. The planet earth will remain but conditions will change.
A righteous new world is just around the corner. We know that when all is said and done the wicked persons who are destroying this our planet home will themselves be destroyed.
So in the near future”Thy Kingdom will come and Thy will is going to be done in answer to the prayer of millions, most of whom are ignorant to what they are praying for.