Stop what you’re doing, you’ve got it wrong.
And the way you’ve been going, you don’t have long
The time has come, one day is here
To move away from the lifestyle, you’ve held so dear
As your cloak of denial slips further from you
Your eyes will open and see what’s true.
Hope awakens, in your beating heart
You acknowledge the problem, you own your part.
Step by step – you move further away
From those dark and empty, hopeless days.
Something awakens deep within
You feel its movement with a grin
Colors are back, vibrant and true
They feed you in a way – you never before knew.
The people you love are no longer at war
You hurt them less, you love them more
You’re astonished and humbled and brought to your knees
By the cunning and power of your disease.
The chains of addiction, slowly drop away
Higher Power is sought and here to stay.
On our own, we don’t have a chance.
We’re simply a puppet to addictions sick dance.
But together we can and do recover, every day.
It takes many of us, to help the illness go away.
Families are mended, trust is regained.
The circle is broken, of never ever ending pain.
Our children can laugh and giggle too
The days of hyper-vigilance, are now few.
Time adds up and passes away
But something profound is here to stay
You’ll find a thirst for something new
Love fills the cup, of your old brew.
Free at last, or so they say…
Our gratitude keeps the demons at bay
Life is precious, you hold it dear
The song of a bird can bring a tear
Your wound has healed, it’s all filled in.
Content and peaceful, what a win.
And as you lay in bed at night
You pray for the guidance, to make wrongs right
When you look in the mirror, you like what you see.
The best thing about life, is being me.
Integrity and morals become important to you.
But there is still more, work to do.
For recovery is not ours, unless we give it away.
God willing I live to see another day
A purpose is found in years of past pain
And sharing it with others, is our gain.
If you find yourself lost, WE are here.
Hope is very, very, near.
You can start by bending knee to the floor
Pray for help, then pray it some more.
It’s a relief – you’ll be so proud.
When you find the courage to live out loud.
Recovery says…..it’s your choice to make.
Two paths, one life, which will you take?
By Lorelie Rozzano.