A New Day
by Imran Mohammed
I often find unique is a word that I struggle to define. But when I find myself talking about social work it comes into context and I no longer find myself lost!
Unique is what I see you as. Indeed, you are unique. You are social work!
I want to tell more people about you. Where shall I begin? I shall start with myself as you always tell me that’s where I need to begin!
The world sometimes seems against me and people fail to understand me, with you by my side, everything seems so small, and you make it sound so easy. You are the only one that understands me; you are my social worker!
Am I the only one who sees you as special? When will you not wake up and see what I see? I see a profession that has so much to give and yet you fail to see what I see.
If you want to see what I can do then allow me to take centre stage and let me perform. The audience shall determine my success and you shall be the one that determines my future.
I thank you social work for allowing me to be free and for giving me the opportunity to do what many like myself do every day!
I have so much to give, and will you not allow me the opportunity to prove myself? Yet you want to push me aside and forget our history, the key moments when we shaped the future and gave the most vulnerable a voice. Have you forgotten all of this?
I’m on a journey, where it’s taking me I have no idea. I don’t know how long I will travel and when I will stop to take a rest. I’m meeting new people along the way and learning each day that I’m not alone! I don’t want this journey to end! I don’t want this journey to end! I don’t want this journey to end! I have still not reached my destination!
I’m not sure at times I’ve done enough but when you tell me I have, how can I disagree?
You’ve helped me understand the importance of reflection. You helped me understand people are unique. You helped me in so many ways, but most of all you’ve helped me help others!
As I sit beside river, I throw a stone, and I see the ripples it leaves across the water; how far they reach I do not know. I shall be that stone one day and I shall have that effect!
I, is the letter that makes no sense to me when talk is about partnership so let’s start by using the word "we" instead, as this makes more sense me.
I’m waking up to a new day, we have a voice; The College of Social Work is finally here!
Imran Mohammed (social worker) Older People Hospital Team.
Imran Mohammed is a social worker in Dudley (West Midlands) and is an adult faculty member for The College of Social Work (TCSW). In his free time, he writes poetry, travels, and enjoys swimming. Recently, he finished his third degree and is looking forward to graduation. He loves to learn and wants to complete another two degrees. He says he was inspired to write this poem by his father, who advised him that he should use his voice to make a difference!