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Addiction began as recreational adventure
Meandered into misdemeanor or slow suicide
Incorrectly blamed substance as offender
Neither love nor deep down agony contender
Sickness of mind, body and soul collide

Many experience a moment of clarification
Or honest evaluation enough to recover on
Relapse a symptom not a failure situation 
Willingness is a key recovery indication
Sweet surrender - paradoxical phenomenon

Apr 19, 2018


Rhyme Time 2 Contest
By Laura Loo
Theme - Sweet Surrender - Two Stanzas
Rhyme - ABAAB CDCCD
Second Place

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Date: 4/25/2018 9:18:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Susan, wonderful poem ..Hugs Eve ~`*
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 10:45:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 4/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
Susan, congrats on your win. John
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 10:45:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 4/25/2018 6:45:00 AM
A very deep and and seemingly personal write Susan. It is a shame what we sometimes have to put ourselves through before we discover how strong and exceptional we are. Sadly, some of us never learn. I have a close relative who is a great person but dying from smoking and alcoholism.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 10:45:00 PM
Thank you! Yes very sad. Will pray. If it was just about learning our lesson would be many many more recovering.
Date: 4/25/2018 2:39:00 AM
Congratulations, Susan on your great win. Great message.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 5:39:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 4/24/2018 10:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 5:39:00 AM
Thank you!
Date: 4/24/2018 8:32:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 5:39:00 AM
Thanks Line!
Date: 4/24/2018 5:54:00 PM
How lucky am I, only ever had one addiction, still have, my wife. Take care Susan. Congratulations on your second place, Mick
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/25/2018 5:38:00 AM
Awww that sounds like a sweet addiction. Thank you Mick.
Date: 4/24/2018 9:01:00 AM
I suffered from addiction for many years. Gratefully, I have been sober over 9 years now and couldn't be happier...great poem sweet Susan :) congratulations and thank you ;) -luloo
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/24/2018 12:58:00 PM
Thank you! I am honored by 2nd place. Congratulations on your 9+ yrs sobriety too. My date is Dec 17, 1995 by God's grace and a day at a time... :)
Date: 4/22/2018 6:43:00 PM
Intriguing rhyming in the second stanza, in concert with the message. Best of luck in the contest! :)
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/23/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thanks.
Date: 4/21/2018 2:54:00 PM
Love your sweet surrender, to something far better and less addictive than alcohol. Some walk away gradually and I've known some who quit cold turkey and never regressed. Good piece, Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/22/2018 12:14:00 PM
Thank you! Yes some surely do. Many do with help from others.
Date: 4/20/2018 7:04:00 AM
I agree with the sentiments in your poem..the second stanza is great..best for a win, Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/20/2018 11:18:00 AM
Thanks. Appreciate your input.
Date: 4/20/2018 4:44:00 AM
Some roads are to be avoided at all cost...once walked price keeps going up...'til life is the payment...a walk back is like the cross... Nice one...
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Susan Gentry
Date: 4/20/2018 11:18:00 AM
Thanks Arturo! Always enjoy your comments.