Tag Archives: mental Health

Old and Young

Old and Young

By David Smith June 13, 2017

 

The very young and the very old

Come together, enthusiasm to unfold

What a treat where old meets new

Mind stimulation, with bonds that grew

To make sense out of this and that

People with dementia deal where it’s at

 

Childhood memories come to mind

Old and ridged becomes soft and kind

A day care mixes with a retirement home

Food for thought as ideas roam

Motor skills of children and what elderly go through

What a joy to mix old and new

 

Visualize how old and young respond

The interconnection how they fit and bond

Remarkable how the mix is great

Young and old meet their fate

The very young and the very old

Create the passion, a story to be told

Why I Hated School

Why I hated School

By David Smith May 10, 2017

 

Why I hated school and that unbearable pain

To go there every day and face abrasiveness again

Why so much anxiety, and why I hate it so

Feeling so intimated in a classroom row

 

Afraid to even speak, confirmed how stupid that I am

Yet smart enough to realize eventually, I can

Putting things in order and phonics was a chore

Being so discouraged and stare upon the floor

Reading not a pleasure, and printing cramped my style

Making tiny circles, writing became worthwhile

 

Teachers had to teach and I had to learn

Just like Push and Pull, conflict my concern

Afraid of teachers from the start,

And nightmares that I had

Piercing voices that went through me

The emotion made me mad

 

Having a short attention span

and  fidgety in class

A very short-term memory

Frustration would always last

And simple things in order,

In left field I would find

Connections unrelated, as I pass the time

 

Learning was a chore,

Now a challenge, I see

Facing trials and difficulties

Makes a healthier me

To step out of my comfort zone

And have that added stress

To develop, and grow for complete happiness

 

No need to be beaten up

With failures and disappointments too

Developing coping skills,

Trials that I worked through

Why I hated school, hits the nail on the head

To use that burning passion, so others can be led

Boredom is an asset

Boredom is an asset

By David Smith December 1, 2016

 

If kids can only realize being bored is part of life

To sit back and breathe the air with splendour and with might

Enjoy the boredom.  The flowing of thoughts

In digesting life, what our experiences, have brought

 

Being bored is the best way to be.

To search within for fulfillment, an eye opener to see

That is the joy, to be bored, and entertained

Tap within, a resource, on how we gained

 

What makes my personality tick? My accomplishments and fears

And being bored, that pause, can have fulfilment to my years

Take the time to study deep,

Our complex nature, for our desires, so sweet

 

Being bored is wonderful, to smell the coffee, no doubt

Studying internal thoughts, where desires come about.

Continually being active, no time to digest

To appreciate life, for complete happiness

If kids can only realize being bored, is a pause

To be comfortable in their skin is reason for applause

 

Medical Marijuana Greenhouse Visit

Inspired by Medical Marijuana Greenhouse Visit

By David Smith October 30, 2016

A science-fiction movie as it comes to mind

A trip to Niagara, harvesting in its prime

Through security gates in blackness of night

In the middle of nowhere before it gets day light

White hairnets on our heads and slip-ons over shoes

Through security doors the freedom that we choose

Everything’s on camera, down a long walk way we stroll

Lights put on our foreheads; as through darkness that we roll

Experiences are new, objects glowing in the dark

A tropical smell of vegetation, as darkness starts to spark

Harvesting marijuana and chopping down the trees

With little pairs of scissors, and picking buds with ease

As the morn progresses the sun starts to rise

A forest of many bushes, before my very eyes

Enclosed within a greenhouse, so massive and so wide

Cameras on the posts and nowhere there to hide

Discipline very strict, coffee breaks, I mean

Fifteen minute time limit, precise and very keen

Workers, controlled by pass keys, in and out of doors

Everything is timed on how they do the chores

It is all experience, the aroma is so thick

The smell seems to linger and permanently stick

The blossoms are put in baskets and branches put in bags

Everything’s accountable, with letters and with tags

No pockets on their uniforms, as they work away

Everything is watched so debris won’t go astray

O, what an experience, harvest comes alive

Medical marijuana, so pharmacies can thrive.

Gambling Addiction

Gambling Addiction
May 1, 2015

Financial advisor: bankruptcy declared
Personal circumstances vulnerability was aired
Broadcasted around, a career on hold
Gambling addiction becomes so bold;
To harness the energy
The temptation within
All are vulnerable
The secure line is thin
Paths to the casino
The glitter and hope
Marriages fail, like hanged from a rope
To shake the addiction like shifting through gears
And double clutching in debt to our ears
The end is near with loved ones we fail
No money in savings to pay for our bail
Seeing casinos with glitter and hope
The house takes the money
Shattered dreams now to cope

Mental Health an Issue

Mental Health an Issue

By David Smith May 30, 2013

He sleeps on the street in front of a shop

The police turn a blind eye with the funding they got

Mental health is an issue

And how we can cope

We use our humour to loosen the rope

That solves the tension to deny and press on

And the issues are there in violence and song

Humour not the cure

But, puts a smile on the face

Not mental illness but cutbacks the disgrace

He sleeps on the street

It can be me

That is the fear

Lack of funding I see.