Poem by Jamie

Jamie learned The Decider Skills whist an inmate of Guernsey Prison. 

He went on to turn his life around by putting the skills into practice in his daily life. 

He sent us this poem that he wrote about using The Decider Skills

It's not about status,

it's not about money,

it's about things in life that come for nothing.


Your inner compass, your morals,

your wrongs and your own rights

to make that choice to see the bigger picture.


There's a light at the end of the tunnel,

no matter how big the fight,

how hard the struggle.


It will pass and you'll choose the right path as from now,

and there's no flapping your ears or waving your trunk as

if you always did what you've always done,

you'll always get what you've always got.


So take a step back and take a deep breath.

Reach into your soothing bag and go

to that happy place in your head...wherever that may be.


Keep moving forward for it's the best,

don't dwell on the past and

try not to stumble on your way forward.


You have to crawl before you walk

and jog before you sprint,

use your 5 senses, sit down and think.

Try not to do the old things that made you sink!


Grab that life-jacket and float in the water,

'cause before you know it, it will all be over.


By Jamie

Decider Graduate, Guernsey Prison 2016


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