Finding Myself Again

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Willopenn Dr
United States
40° 10' 47.7912" N, 75° 2' 57.5088" W

Once a little girl, so careless and free,

Curious of life and all she could be.

Introduced to this world with no map or instruction,

Took a wrong turn down the path to destruction.

 

No way out, down a dead end street.

Living a life now of dishonesty and deceit.

Steal. steal. steal.

Isolate.

Run. run. run.

Self-medicate.

 

"There's a better way", people would tell me,

"You don't have to be so lonely."

Wanting to believe, but not comprehending how.

God, if only I could've seen then, how my life is now.

 

Institutions. Arrests. Overdoses. Can't. Quit.

Nothing left, not even my spirit.

Finally admit I need a change of direction.

I surrender to rid me of this sick obsession.

 

I couldn't have done it on my own, but luckily had assistance.

Striving to bring new meaning to my existence.

Seconds turn to minutes, and minutes to days.

I still remember how it felt coming out of that drug induced haze.

 

Like being reborn into this beautiful world over again.

Learning to live, break free from all chains.

Abstain. Grow. Love.

Listen. Believe. Rise above.

 

I can't even begin to convey my gratitude to be able to feel.

I've met people who love me, and the love is REAL.

Learning compassion and to love others back.

No longer stuck in a world of black.

 

Respecting myself, taking steps to improve.

Over 2 years now since the drugs were removed.

My journey to be better will never end.

We're in this glorious life forever, my friend.

 

 

Comments

nicole.sylvester

Thank you very much!! :)

Bravo

Brava! Brava!! you did an excellent job here do you mind taking a look at the last poem I put up i think they relate in a way 

nicole.sylvester

Thank you! read yours, it is excellent as well!!

smooth_harmony

Relatable. Pure & true.

bethechange422

Lovely!

nicole.sylvester

Thanks!

abdielelduro

very good poem mate i loved it, i wrote this poem to my wife telling her it was me and she loved it...thanks!

brayrotc

wow. this is kinda my story. 12 out of 10

nicole.sylvester

Its always great to know youre not alone through your struggles and joys. keep on keepin' on. Thanks for reading and for your feedback!

MParks015

Beautiful.

nicole.sylvester

Thank you!

Eunoia

wow!!!!!

Debby Gan

Your Amazing poem will inspire so many people to make positive choices in their life. Wishing much success in your journey Nicole!

nicole.sylvester

I hope so! Thanks so much!

soulmattik

Check out my poem "Unnecessary Labels", please.

Lana Dawn

First, congrats on your sobriety! That's a tough thing to do. Second, this is very well written and kept me engaged. Well done and good luck in the furture :)

nicole.sylvester

Thank you very much! :)

Goldname

Very nice poem

 

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