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Sobriety's Rise

I exiled you from my veins

You will never affect me again

Take with you the very worst of me

I will no longer be a part of thee!

Too long have my eyes been closed
So many years have passed in vain
I couldn't let the road ahead get any worse

I'm no longer a victim of your taint
I dwell no more- in those old woes
Though I regret the pain I allowed myself to sustain

Mirrors don't snare / Family doesn't glare
This hope I bear / I've made it here

Cleansed my spirit away / Allowed scars to fade
Embraced the change / Unlocked the cage

My dreams no longer weep
The nightmares refuse to reimmerse
I can move forward if I really believe

I was able to get passed the hurt
'cause I forgave myself for being weak
I am not drowning myself anymore!

Deemed my recovered soul worthy

I accepted the gift of clarity

Today- I am alive

Watch me rise!
I pushed you out of my veins
I will never taste your pain again
Alcoholic's Anonymous
If you or someone you know suffers from an addiction - There is always hope. --> [link]
This poem has a meaning behind it, but I'm not the one who it's about. Check out my journal for the story. -->[link]
This poem is written for my project, titled-
"The Other Side Of The Sky"
In volume three: A Chance Of Change
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Check out last weeks poem - "Let The Wounds Be Undone" - [link]
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Very nice, 28 years sober in just a couple of hours now! Thank God!
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
DCJBeers Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Thank you so very much!:) (Smile) 
kayceethe166 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice. and another powerful message. those meetings are a place of experience, strength, and hope. and those things abound in this poem. im glad you went to one, especially to back up your friend. for people who are new to the meetings, it can be a really unnerving thing. but most of the people there are there for the right reasons, and will do their best to help anyone who wishes to find that sobriety that we all seek. so i say again, well done, and keep up the good work!
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'm relieved to hear you say all that.
kayceethe166 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i do what i can. people who care make the path easier. keep on.
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wonderfully inspirational
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I got the inspiration from attending an AA meeting. I was mainly there for support, of a friend who needed to have someone with 'em. Those individuals who shared their stories are really inspiring. One day I want to go back and share this poem that they helped me create.
bitteryetsweet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you were able to connect to it!
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Having been living with a recovering adict for over 20 years, the sentiment of this touches the right spot. Great work!
RecoloringLife Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. I'm just happy that it connected with someone out there in the world. <3 It means a lot.
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