by Howard Diamond
Students don’t belong in these groups.
Everyone wants to find a better way
Students please seek out different troupes
Hoping others agree to what I say.
Most of us are here for a reason
Sharing why we want to stay
New members arrive in every season
Speaking about work and about play.
Some come talking about depression
Getting support and maybe it will go away
For others anxiety is the topic of discussion
Wishing to relax and have a better day.
Groups happen morning, noon and night
Pick one or more whenever you may
Occasionally we argue and have a fight
It ends quickly so we can live for today.
Howard Diamond, A New York State Certified Peer Specialist from Long Island