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Bill Brierley

Updated: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 04:26 pm

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Bill is a retired postman, and apart from writing both prose and poetry his hobbies are backgammon, poker and actively campaigning to decriminalise marijuana. The poem below, “Weapon on the wall”, was written from personal experience to draw peoples attention to psychiatric malpractice, a cruel mental health system and corrupt government.


Weapon on the Wall. You’re the one who winds me up, A-springin’ from a cuckoo clock. Here I go again, again. Oh no, here I go again. You’re the one who winds me up. Who really, really winds me up That’s you coming with the pills, The thrills, long white coat and chemicals Medication is the plan, Dope me into action man. Change me to someone I’m not At all. Leave me staring at the wall, The weapon on the wall. You comin’ with that hit again, Turn my brain to shit again. Feel the needle going in, Mi skin. Feel the needle goin’ in. They goin’ to wire me up again They comin’ with the volts again Electricity’s the scan The plan. I’m the switched on ‘lectric man. Fusing to someone I’m not At all. Left me staring at the wall, The weapon on the wall. Doctor Fraud has won again, Snip-snip ‘n’ bottled up mi brain. Changed me to someone I’m not, At all. Left me staring at the wall, The guitar on the wall. Let it ring, ring like a bell, To sing, sing, sing 'em to hell With their chemical stills And brain to shit pills. Let it ring, Let It Ring! As we tell The stories that sing ‘em to Hell To Hell and beyond, with the words of our song. ---------------------------------------------------------

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jane wilcock

Tue 23rd Mar 2010 19:46

Hi Bill, just a note to thank you for the CD which i have very much enjoyed.A nice variety of subjects and some great local interest and all well told. Thanks, jane

Brian Wake

Fri 17th Apr 2009 16:13

So there you are! Lost your address and would like to get in touch about the Southport Readings we do.
Brian Wake.

Bill Kelly

Tue 10th Feb 2009 17:21

Hello Bill, first time I've seen your blog. So, you're retired. So am I; I got tired of working, then I got tired again, and again and again!
keep it coming Bill, I like your Weapon on the wall. I've had a read of Percy's pony, or is that War and Peace? I think I'll have to take it a bit at a time, I've got the attention span of a butterfly! see you Bill Kelly.

Bill Kelly

Tue 10th Feb 2009 17:12

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Christine Makin

Mon 2nd Feb 2009 15:18

Have you written any new poems recently

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