Protesting my arrest

I protested loudly
I made myself heard
And even though alone
I raised the tone.

Then I called everyone
To say I was going to protest
My own arrest
And that they should come
Meet me at the junction
To sing and scream
Out to the passing traffic
That I really needed their support
To stop the psycho studies people
From taking me to their facility
And experimenting on me!
I even called those people
I didn’t know very well
Who said, What? Who?
And I thought, if only you knew…

I carried my guitar
And sang all the way there
Thinking of the crowd forming
With vocal harmonies to share
But only one voice rang out
Only one body struggled passively

As I protested loudly
I made myself heard
And even though alone
I raised the tone.

No one else had turned up
They all had other things to do
And I got shut-up
And some people thought:
How saddening
That she can’t see
She needs to be imprisoned
So they can help her
Back to normality
The false arrest
The unreasonable white wall
The needle sticking nurses
All that was normal

I protested loudly
I made myself heard
And even though alone
I raised the tone.

Later, those people I called
Came to see me locked away
They said they didn’t agree
With the medical authorities
That I really should be free.
And with their support
I was happy that I opened up
And allowed them to be
Part of my struggle
And I didn’t feel embarrassed
That I’d let them in and asked.

We protested loudly
We made ourselves heard
We let ourselves be known
And together raised the tone.

Protesting my arrest

Initially NO

Seddon, Australia

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