Graduate Poem

Transforming Choice, that is their name

The changing of lives, that is their game


Regardless your poison, coke, ale or pot

They will give you a chance if you’ll take the shot (not that type of shot!)


We started off rocky, petty squabbles, that stupid cup thing,

But like Donna says ‘don’t get in the ring!’


Night shifts, often sleepless, always on call,

Turn off that bloody radio, I can hear it through the wall!


With patience and empathy they are always there,

Hard times just like us, they’ve has their fair share.


Abuse of all kinds gets aimed at their heads,

‘give us me effin phone’, ‘s**t, I’ve run out of meds’


So today is our day, a battle has been won

But please remain strong friends, the wars not quite done.


Our journey’s just started, the hard part begins here,

So for christ’s sake stay away from that beer!


In the story of rehabs, we’re but one tale,

But we’ve been given all the tools

and we shall not fail.


DM 2022