By Bethany Ward
How did it get here?
She thought as the judge delivered
A life for a life
Her body quivered
The cold metal around her wrists
Please mum don’t cry as she leant in for a kiss
Now she will only see her from behind these walls
Pretty fitting Anna thought as she walked through the halls
The security held her chains
As if they had no understanding of any of her pains
You see this world around us it wasn’t like you think
No for Anna it was different
She started to drown and began to sink
She was always different at her schools
The other kids wouldn’t play with her they were always pretty cruel
Her stories critiqued in her mind but no one understood her and they were never very kind
She had no way to block out this pain
So started the alcohol and then the drugs that came
You see this pain block it was just temporary and nothing she could take could save her from her memory
The man that assaulted her he still walks these streets
Nobody knew what he did but that’s when she struggled to eat.
Her family wanted to get her help they screamed and cried and let out a yelp
But nobody would listen and now it’s to late
All those mental health appointments she clearly didn’t make
As she’s suffocating in her illness they turn her away
How can they look at her and say it’s ok?
With every rejection it turned it turned into a deeper depression.
And now she’s sitting at the door with blood on her hands and a baby to bore
Poor Anna the fight she has lost
The illness it took over and it came at a cost
A friend she had he took the blade
Now she will never clean up the mess that’s she’s made.
The Anna I knew before all these triggers
She was kind and nice and without her quivers
She immersed herself in all her books and helped me when I could barely look.
She believed in me when i didn’t believe in myself.
You see with Anna there was never a doubt.
And even though she never conformed
She didn’t need to she was always different from the day she was born.
Maybe society was the one that got it wrong?
If it wasn’t so cruel she wouldn’t of tried to remain so strong
You see it broke her down in the most horrible way
Have a good look society this is what you made?
And now she’s sitting in a correctional prison but it was the mental health system that didn’t listen.