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Rebirth and Recovery....A Poem by my husband

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Rebirth and Recovery....A Poem by my husband

Rebirth and Recovery

As I sit in the waiting room of my physician
I contemplate my life’s position
I think of many nights of wizardry and magic
when all it was, was as a life so tragic
I felt as life had just begun
staying high was so much fun
I was young-felt that time was on my side
but time is a funny thing, you see it never stops,
this I confide.
It seems to me that 20 years passed overnight
my youth stolen by a thief in the night.
The thief I speak of is not man or animal,
but an affliction,
You see, it’s a disease called addiction.
It rakes you in with promises of women,
riches and fame,
but when you’re all used up, all you’re left with
is guilt, remorse and shame.
So here I sit in the office of my physician,
listening to him tell me my life’s condition
and how I’m supposed to die of this affliction,
as I choose to live once more.
					
James David Rider
8-1-09

Thank you all for indulging me, this was written by husband, who doesn't write poetry, not 
until now, and I feel it's something that needs to be gotten out there so here is the first step.

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  1. Date: 9/16/2009 8:17:00 PM
    Trudy, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's illness/addiction. By writing this heartfelt poem, he was able to examine his feelings in a meaningful way. I hope he has been able to get the addiction under control and face a brighter future. He has a lot to life for -- he has you! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 7:44:00 PM
    good good write heart felt..lots of us have been there with one addiction or another..life ain't easy and death comes fast. Light & Love ..sending him Reiki healing energy NOW

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 5:11:00 AM
    Rely this message, he is talented. (Add an ed to call)...You see, it’s a disease call addiction

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 4:42:00 PM
    Nicely written words of wisdom from a life's experience. Sara

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 4:45:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your heartfelt poetry today James. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 7:58:00 PM
    The mourn is a releasing, writing is a good way to get it all out of yourself. Keep writing it works. God bless, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 3:41:00 PM
    Excellent piece, James! Keep wwriting and healing. Our prayers and blessings are with you. Thank you both for sharing your hearts and poetry and as always thank you for your thoughtful comments. Love and blessings always, Robin

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 9:01:00 AM
    Excellent piece Trudy, well done James>>James

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 8:35:00 AM
    Writing can be healing.... one step at a time. God Bless you both... Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:15:00 PM
    Hi Trudy, I love the honesty of Jame's poem. This is real life. Once denial's gone that's when we turn within accept and heal, making a difference in our lives and those we love. I think this is such a beautiful poem just for that reason. I thank you for posting this hun because it gives someone a chance who can relate to it the opportunity to relate if they themselves are in a similar situation. I say keep on writing James and we'll keep reading! Love Light Truth Patricia