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Out of the Shadows

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Out of the Shadows

He rides out of the shadows
On a steed of snowy white
Leaving the darkness behind him
Coming into day out of the night

After facing the devil eye to eye
Determined never again to sink so low
Ready to rejoin his family
Knowing one day at a time is the way to go

He rides out of the shadows
Leaving a shattered past in his wake
The pain of alcohol behind him
A misstep never again can he take

It’s a battle he must fight every day
Knowing the shadow remains nearby
But in order to save his loved ones
It is a journey he must survive

He rides out of the shadows
Thanks to those who have been there before
Their perseverance and understanding
Has helped him to win this war

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 6:38:00 AM
    My friend is a recovering and sober alcoholic with an occasional relapse... Would you mind if I send him a copy of this? With your name on it... and PoetrySoup reference, of course! Beautifully written piece. Please let me know...

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach
    Date: 12/20/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carol, I would be honored if you shared this poem with someone to whom it might have meaning. Thanks for reading and thanks for asking, It's all yours. Joe
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:45:00 AM
    a 7 from me Joe love it worthy winner congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:35:00 PM
    I like the imagery in this, Joe. Great write! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:02:00 PM
    nice win

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Wonderful write... I know several who followed the same path.

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:09:00 PM
    This is a great piece! Addiction is so hard to overcome and is a daily struggle. Great job here. :)

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Very good piece Joe ...I felt the struggle....best wishes in the contest...love,Deb

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:41:00 PM
    very good poem enjoyed it Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Great write, Joe! So glad I stopped by to read your work. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim