Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR: A POEM



What will happen when
they come to my door
because someone said
I was too sick to stay
in my home any longer?
Will I just open the door
and let them take me away 
and put me behind locked doors,
or will I  just shoot 
through my own front  door?   
A person does not know 
what they would do 
until they arrive at the door.
My question is
why does anyone think
this is the way to help?

It will never be better
and the killing of us
while trying to take us
to get us help
will not stop 
until someone decides 
that forced treatment and locked doors
are against our human rights
and an ineffective way to help
a fellow hurting human being .


© Ed Cooper, August 19, 2014, Stoney Creek, Tennessee
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