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I allude to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This is the basis of most modern psychiatric diagnoses and is used to justify incarceration, enforced drugging and other destructive ‘treatment’ This manual is the product of proposals by individual psychiatrists‘, approved by vote at a conference.

PSYCHIATRISTS’ SONG Let us join in song of praise for all psychosis It’s the leverage that gives us a good living With a fragment here of mania or neurosis That we bevel, hone removing all misgiving Let it not be said we’re derelict in reason For committing someone to an institution For of syndromes we’ve a bountiful accretion We have voted for and passed by resolution So take care not to accuse us of a crime As we relegate to sinkhole a sad creature For your words betray a sickness we define You are suffering from illusion - that’s a feature Submitted for 8 word challenge contest Words: psychosis  leverage fragment bevel derelict resolution sinkhole illusion 3 June 2019

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Date: 6/10/2019 10:09:00 AM
I appreciate intelligent poetry and this certainly meets the criteria.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 6/14/2019 3:33:00 AM
Your comment is much appreciated, Richard.
Date: 6/6/2019 8:44:00 PM
Jan, I very much appreciate this and all your many comments on my poems; they give great encouragement. I pray that you never get in the hands of those of which I speak in this dark poem Bless you.
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Date: 6/6/2019 5:51:00 AM
gosh this is quite chilling and dark Geoffrey you wove the words in brilliantly. Hope I never ever end up in a place like that:-( hugs jan xx
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 6/6/2019 8:58:00 PM
Jan, some multiple finger trouble here! I certainly have NOT blocked your comments.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 6/6/2019 8:53:00 PM
Geoffrey Brewer Date: 6/6/2019 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry Jan, I very much appreciate this and all your many comments on my poems; they give great encouragement. I pray that you never get in the hands of those of which I speak in this dark poem Bless you.