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A mind in recovery

A mind in recovery


As the breeze blows through my dreaded hair,
I sit in this world as if I don’t care.
From a distance away I hear the clouds crash.

The skies are brewing a storm,
And my mind is spiralling out of form.
My soul has an unhealed slash.

The air becomes filled with cigarette smoke,
And my lungs begin to slowly choke.
The cravings within me have died.

So I remain with suffocating emotions,
My habits have submitted me to regulations.
All the rivers of sin have dried.

Life propelled me to recovery, 
While God’s initial plan is discovery.
I am embracing the eyes to see within me.

I have come to terms with my addiction,
I no longer live in condemnation,
God has saved me.

Inspired by a group session in rehab ( Harmony retreat) 2011

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:15:00 AM
    rodrick de-Bathe , :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Glad to see you among the poets on the soups front page. Love your wonderful verse. Have your self a nice & beautiful Sunday... ~PD

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 1:01:00 PM
    As you journey on, Roderick, keep God in your life, hope your heart and love for God, your fellow man and yourself! God bless you and yours this new year! By the way, keep writing and sharing your work. Good job! Annalise

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Hi there and welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy your time here.

    de-Bathe Avatar rodrick de-Bathe
    Date: 1/7/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:01:00 AM
    love your poem... keep them up~ LUV~ SKAT

    de-Bathe Avatar rodrick de-Bathe
    Date: 1/7/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Welcome to poetry Soup, an interesting write. Light & Love

    de-Bathe Avatar rodrick de-Bathe
    Date: 1/7/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Good job, I felt every word of your touching poem. I have worked with the pain of addiction.good luck and bless you!!!

    de-Bathe Avatar rodrick de-Bathe
    Date: 1/7/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Addiction is so painful. I have experienced it first hand but thank God I am free now. I still struggle but I am content when I write and just let my God given talent over ride the grasp of addiction.