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One Year

10/18/2007 To Krista, love, Karen When good things try to scare us with things we don’t deserve Sometimes we still believe our lies and never find the nerve To proudly stand and take the coin That proves our lies were wrong The months and days all in a row The minutes took so long… But here we are, one year has gone And Krista never drank The kids were kids And all day long Well, Krista never drank We met again at Kingston Creek That Saturday in June We shared a common trait… Who knew? The two of us were doomed Around the rooms for many years And couldn’t find a friend Imagine that. Both in AA The ‘clicks’ were smaller then So Krista shared and so did I About our sad dilemma We both were gorgeous, smart and funny But couldn’t find a frienda The whole thing was hysterical When we shared it with each other We laughed the laugh Of those who laugh, and go on to recover Laughter is the medicine that heals your every wound I thank you Krista for being my friend And getting me here by noon.

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Date: 4/20/2009 12:48:00 AM
Laughter is the medicine that heals wounds, nice job...Raul
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Date: 2/7/2009 4:34:00 PM
Nice, honest ballad. Congratulations on being featured this week. Love, iolanda
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Date: 2/5/2009 5:49:00 PM
I loved the honesty and the message of this poem Karen - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ
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Date: 2/5/2009 4:54:00 PM
Wonderful write here, Karen and congratulations to you and Krista on your road into recovery!! Thats awesome. Glad to see your writing featured here at the Soup this week and Keep Comin' Back Karen with lots more great writing. My sobriety date is 7-7-80 and its always exciting to see new people come and now there is a growing bunch here at the Soup! What fun!
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Date: 2/3/2009 11:03:00 AM
Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/2/2009 8:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week, God Bless you and best wishes to you in your writing*Tyesha
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Date: 2/2/2009 12:03:00 PM
Congrats Kaen on your ballad "One Year" being featured. My Dad never went but I found some info on AA that my son had. The choice is his. God Bless. Vince
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Date: 2/1/2009 4:08:00 PM
Nice dedication to your friend. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep on writing. Karen
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Date: 2/1/2009 11:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar
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Date: 10/2/2008 3:01:00 PM
Karen, this touched me on many dark and light levels of my heart. Blessed be. Bellantony
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