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Addictive Poetry: For My Daughter

( my oldest daughter who scored the highest marks in her high school when she 
graduated had started experimenting with drugs when she was 16 years old. She is 
now 22 years old. Seven months ago I paid to put her in an excellent Rehab 
Program it was a 90 day program where she was confined. I am happy to say that 
she is now seven months clean and doing excellent. I did not want to write a horror 
piece about addiction. We were both there we already know how that went. I did 
write this poem to celebrate my beautiful wonderful successful daughter. There is 
no one in this world I love more than my two daughters. I didn't know what real 
love was until I had children.)

i saw the crow fly through the perfectly aligned tree tunnel
poplars that like soldiers stood.

i saw the crow fly through the draped purple lace air that like a prism hung,
into the enchanted forest.

another time, another place. where they had tied you to a wooden cross,
where they had lit the tinder that circled you, 
where the flames rose to take you. from ashes to ashes...

it was there your bird lifted you, lifted you with his unusually large talons.
it was then your feathered creature flew you out, flew you to safety. 

past your soldiers, still in perfect form. 
past the adoring crowds,to your rightful place
where you sit on your throne queen of the gates,

and through it all you never cried. not even a whimper. you never blinked.

proud, royalty!, 
you ruled with your heart, 
always kind, always the light. 

Maurice Yvonne
August 28 2014
Addictive Poetry Contest



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  1. Date: 8/28/2014 9:16:00 PM

    Aww Maurice darlin' it does my heart good to read such a beautifully heartfelt write about your love and pride of your daughter and her overcoming her addiction! Our children hold our hearts and love as long as we live don't they sweetie. Love to you and thank you for sharing a wonderful piece of your hearts thoughts with us tonight.
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 8:08:00 PM

    I enjoyed your poem and am glad your daughter is doing well. God bless you and happy writing. I hope to read more as time permits. Happy writing. Love and prayers, Gina
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 5:27:00 PM

    Wow, your pride is strong. what a great rebirth. addiction comes in many forms, many battles, to rise above, to be reborn, not that is the best thing that ever comes from addiction, to be free again to live out the rest of the days purified. Well said Maurice! Hugsxx
  1. Date: 8/28/2014 5:17:00 PM

    What a heartfelt write Maurice. it is so lovely to hear your daughter has beaten this addiction and great to see a positive poem about her success. You must be so relieved and so very very proud. Good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan