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I Broke The Chains


It had me in a tight grip, this manipulating master of my mind
Told me when and how much, and how easy it was to find
A friend I once believed in, it helped me relieve the stress
Took my mind of the problems, I really was quite impressed

Family was getting farther, the arguments they increased
I told myself they didnt know, cause all they did was preach
Again I got rescued, all the yelling was replaced with sin
So I sat again at the table, and opened a bottle of gin

So seductive on my lips, it always eased the pain
Took my problems away awhile, closer to insane
They always seem to be there, the problems would come back
I made a choice that very day, my family or sweet Jack

It robbed me of my dignity, it shamed me of disparage
I overcame this monster, and saved my kids and marriage
I never will go back to this, my strength is what restrains
11 years of sobriety, yes I finally broke the chains

© Gregory Paul 12/31/2017

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Date: 11/15/2019 8:32:00 PM
A man of determined strength and spirit, never a easy road, so glad you made it back and in your photo your serenity shows . . . : )
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Gregory Paul
Date: 11/15/2019 9:37:00 PM
Thanks Indiana