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We Can’t Go Out

The poem ‘We Can’t’ has been written by two members of staff at Bramshaw, they spent the evening chatting to service users asking them what the current situation meant to them and how they felt about it, took their quotes and put it into a poem.

We can’t go out.
I want to see my friends again.
No music.
I don’t like it.
We can’t go out more often.
I don’t like it when I’m not sleeping.
We can’t go out and do things.
Lockdown.
The virus
The virus
The virus.

What is a virus?
It makes you ill.
Touch wood we have not had it yet
And I don’t want it.
Bored.
I can’t see my family.
I miss all my friends.
Family
Your family.
I’m missing my boyfriend.
Also we are missing the DJ.

We haven’t been able to visit people on the bus.
I can’t see Donna.
I can’t wait to go on holiday
But we’ve got to wait.
We have to wait.

Because it’s very important.
We have to wait.
I feel upset we can’t go out.
You have to wear masks.
It must be awful for the staff.
I can’t see your face
I can’t see your face
He’s a mask man.

I got new glasses.
My radio disappeared.
We can’t go out you…
To have a break from Bramshaw
It is right.
I would like to go back but I can’t
I want to go back.
We can’t.