Bri's Mental Health Arrests …[ True! ! ; Suicide; Medium Length; Personal]
Twice I was "mental-health arrest"-ed,
‘bout fifteen years ago.
It was like: "The System" I had tested,
and "The System" ‘acted' FAST, not SLOW.
[But NOT properly, in Bri's opinion! ]
I lived then in New York State.
I was a window clerk**.
I'd thought suicide could be my fate;
I said as much, like a ‘jerk'.
But I was NOT a jerk. Perhaps a bit depressed,
but I'd never ‘threatened',
nor tried, to kill myself. My mind was NOT messed ….
up! ! I'd mentioned …..
….that perhaps suicide would be the way I'd die.
I believe it still NOW.
I believed it then. It was not at all a lie.
BUT ‘The Law' did not "allow" ….
me to say it, though "that" was not quite true.
The cops*** went overboard.
The boys and girls in uniform, blue.
Perhaps, back then, the cops too were BORED? ?
I was NOT jailed, photographed, or searched,
but handcuffs hurt me, …..
when, on trip to hospital, ambulance lurched.
At least I wasn't charged a fee …..
…..for all the attention I got, and even food, ….
the FIRST time it did happen!
BUT I was strapped down for a while. It was quite rude!
And there were threats****, …….but no slappin'.
The first time I was ‘single'. My stay was overnight.
Both times arrested while at work! !
Like the police, I too had on a uniform. That's right.
And I too got paid: a perk!
A few years later I was married, …..yet again,
and I'd READ***** the law.
The law talked of "imminent" danger, but ….WHEN ….
was THAT! ? There was a flaw …….
….in "The System". "The police overstepped the law."
My ‘last arrest' was SHORT.
I got no food, but NO hospital guys, at me, did claw!
Very soon it did abort.
I can support a law to promote public safety,
but, in fact, I was abused.
The law was abused also. I believe the cops were hasty,
abridging rights of ME, ‘the accused'.
(September 29th 2017)