character formation

Psychiatry 2: Student Daze – Poem 15 

we are the student intake
to be formed
into modern
psychiatric nurses

to be taught
with the new psychology

in week one
we are rolling on the floor
bodily across each other
stating loudly


as each colleague
passes across

in week two
we are urged
to open our souls
and bare our secrets
to one another
in intimate
team-building exercises

in week three we are told

there has been a mistake
you are one student too many
the group must decide
which one of you
has to leave

in week four
we are commencing
an abiding association
with alcohol

© Frank Prem, 2016

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