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One Year

10/18/2007         To Krista,    love, Karen

When good things try to scare us with things we don’t deserve
Sometimes we still believe our lies and never find the nerve
To proudly stand and take the coin
That proves our lies were wrong
The months and days all in a row
The minutes took so long…
But here we are, one year has gone
And Krista never drank
The kids were kids
And all day long
Well, Krista never drank
We met again at Kingston Creek
That Saturday in June
We shared a common trait…
Who knew?
The two of us were doomed
Around the rooms for many years
And couldn’t find a friend
Imagine that.  Both in AA
The ‘clicks’ were smaller then
So Krista shared and so did I
About our sad dilemma
We both were gorgeous, smart and funny
But couldn’t find a frienda
The whole thing was hysterical
When we shared it with each other
We laughed the laugh 
Of those who laugh, and go on to recover
Laughter is the medicine that heals your every wound
I thank you Krista for being my friend
And getting me here by noon.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2009 12:48:00 AM
    Laughter is the medicine that heals wounds, nice job...Raul

  1. Date: 2/7/2009 4:34:00 PM
    Nice, honest ballad. Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, iolanda

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 5:49:00 PM
    I loved the honesty and the message of this poem Karen - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 4:54:00 PM
    Wonderful write here, Karen and congratulations to you and Krista on your road into recovery!! Thats awesome. Glad to see your writing featured here at the Soup this week and Keep Comin' Back Karen with lots more great writing. My sobriety date is 7-7-80 and its always exciting to see new people come and now there is a growing bunch here at the Soup! What fun!

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 8:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week, God Bless you and best wishes to you in your writing*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 12:03:00 PM
    Congrats Kaen on your ballad "One Year" being featured. My Dad never went but I found some info on AA that my son had. The choice is his. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 2/1/2009 4:08:00 PM
    Nice dedication to your friend. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 2/1/2009 11:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 3:01:00 PM
    Karen, this touched me on many dark and light levels of my heart. Blessed be. Bellantony