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Luv it or leav it

From the top of my class,
to the bottom of every glass...
Alcohol helped me fall.  
From padded floors to rubber walls.
I've seen it all.  
Alcohol caused it all.  
Now the weak must get strong!!!

It's a blessing to shake this depression. 
Even if it's only for a second...
I can finally catch my breath.  
Living like I was guaranteed to be the last one left.
Twice I did it to death. 
On my conquest I checked.
For this second it's not my time to rest...
So what if I did it to death.  
I'm still the cleanest, coolest, and occasionally the most foolish one left.
Still the creme de la creme.  
The best of the best. 
That only part of why I feel so blessed.  
And for this second...  
I can catch my breath...

God's grace brought me to a better place.
Where I don't chase.
It feels good to be sober.
All this growth has made me feel so much closer.
It feels good to be sober.
it's official the chase is over!!!
Now feeling so much higher...
With this fire I earn more than I require.
So, it's logical...
I can overcome any obstacle.
With this knowledge
life has become much more profitable..
That's why I don't have any concern,
when I say let it burn!

Having All these reflections,
there is no question,
life must be destined...
Being the best I can be...
Whatever is meant to be will be...

Copyright © matt T. love

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  1. Date: 8/9/2010 9:59:00 AM
    Congrats on kicking the habit and congrats on the selection. I've been there and I know the feeling. Dave

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Matt. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 3:38:00 AM
    Congrats Matt on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 9:53:00 AM
    I have some lemonade and orange juice :)just kidding-great poem,great you're sober and great win,and my poem wasn't about you,but it is not bad too,lol!tnks for reading me,bye now,C.C

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 8:29:00 PM
    Now how did I miss this one?? *foncused* I love it, being at the bottom and realizing there must be more to life, thats awesome.. Btw I agree with your pop's priority theory, I wrote *final bow* after *severed ties* it was my way of breaking free, t f c o m w Wilma

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:45:00 AM
    Congratulations Matt on your well deserved win in Amy Green's contest "Choose One, Have Fun". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 1:48:00 PM
    WoW! Matt I am glad I ran in to your poetry,, you have some talent.. I am also looking forward in you entering my contest... I bet you can cook up a good slam,,,Always,..LeeAnn

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 2:33:00 AM
    And bless you for being sober. I, myself, am a recovering alcoholic... and understand exactly where you are coming from. This IS an excellent reflection and good way to look at life. One day at a time, my friend. Congrats on your win in my contest.

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 3:58:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 3:55:00 PM
    Congrats Matt on your HM in Amy's contest with this unique write .. now enjoy your special honor at the winners circle.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 1:06:00 PM
    What a blessing we have in PoetrySoup. A place to come to write and read and make new friends along the ink trail. I am wishing you a day full of inspiration. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope to read many more written by you in the future Matthew. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 12:46:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your write and will read more of it. If you have not checked it already please take a look my new poem titled criminals part 3- thank for the read and enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 11:24:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 11:09:00 AM
    Yes overcoming life's issues can be hard, but your looking at it the right way-let the leaves fall where they may! Anyways Welcome to the Soup!~Tirzah~