The Mental Ward

Doris lives for cigarettes
Donald wants some too
they fight for them like animals
which makes this place a zoo

jwturner
central state hospital
1984

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4 responses to “The Mental Ward

  1. This poem was inspired by a fight. Donald had attacked Doris in an attempt to get her cigarettes. Donald power smoked and used all of his up. Doris liked to tease him with them and he snapped. It was a common scene.

  2. 23 powerful words!

    No need to explain. The title sets the stage and the remaining 20 words tell the tale in its entirety.

    BRAVO…well done!

  3. The Lovely Wife

    So when are you going to publish the book?
    Hello JATerry. 🙂
    Yes. 23 powerful words.
    TLW…ROAR!

  4. Hello, JATerry! Thank you!!!

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