There's a woman I know

A poem by Ruthie Thomas

There’s a woman I know in Whitchurch Hospital
Her mind got broken 15 years ago
And her husband wouldn’t say
Until that Winter morning
When the pipes got frozen

And Nina wore her slippers in the snow
And I need to sing this song about her
Need to shout so everybody knows
Inside her spirit’s whole
Only her mind got shattered

And the mind is not the window to her soul

Hymn Writer and Poet, Ruthie Thomas

Shares words from one of her song’s on mental health.
To listen to and read more of her work visit her website at

"Ruthie Thomas is the first Black hymn writer published in a mainstream hymnbook in the United Kingdom"

Below is a graphical version of this poem created by Ruthie:

Graphic Poem

Ruthie Thomas, 23/05/2019
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