The isolation poem

The BIM group put together an acrostic poem using word isolation.


I is for imagination, I have been forced to use mine.

S is solitude, I thought solitude was a punishment but now the world is in the situation of being alone.

O is for others not taking this seriously but it is real!

L is for lots more love for the NHS – long may this continue.

A is for a new sense of life, I have realised what is important.

T is for totally bored being shut in.

I is for inadequately prepared.

O is for optimism, it is essential!

N is for nearly there, we are all in this together.

This is a poem about isolation written by service users who attend the Thursday Wellbeing group at Brain Injury Matters. Written on Thursday 16th of April in isolation during the Covid-19 global pandemic. This was a time when we were together by being apart and our weekly meet ups were held online.

(An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message, but they can appear anywhere. A poem where the first letter of each line and the last letter of each line spell out words is called a double acrostic.)