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Best Recovery From Poems

Below are the all-time best Recovery From poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of recovery from poems written by PoetrySoup members

Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,

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Categories: recovery from, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
           (The Solemn Prayer)

Raining splashing, fierce winds...

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Categories: recovery from, art, deep, encouraging, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The editing of me
My words were rewritten until they became yours
As grammar and syntax perfected your thoughts
Pages lined with highlighters polished me to extinction 

I wanted to resist...

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Categories: conflict, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Treasure in Adversity
i am no longer
lost in the labyrinth
of your twisted mentality

i kiss the lips of freedom

once you drove
me insane in the brain
now stubborn stains wash away


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hope, recovery from, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Why must I Cry
   I come to the garden along, while the dew is still fresh
on the meadows. Early in the morning do the bird's sing

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Categories: devotion, inspirational, recovery from...,
Form: Prose Poetry

Dear Ex
Dear Ex,

I know you and I had our differences.
We were always finding new ways to say I loathe you.

It was my blameworthiness that allowed the...

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Categories: life, recovery from...rain, rain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Better Days

The sun will break again for you, my friend
From out of darkness into light, you’ll tread
Your grief, it will subside and may soon end
And I’ll...

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Categories: friendship, loss, recovery from,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Luxury of Ordinary
Today was a good day

Today he walked on legs unbent
And erect spine of a man intent

On stilling the cacaphony of monotony
And smoothing the callouses of...

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Categories: cancer, hope, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I'm More
You severed my wings
For your failure to fly
But I soar - 'cause I'm more
than your ex, or your why.


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Categories: flying, recovery from, strength,
Form: Quatrain

Her reveries slant the compass of time: 1970s. Minefields now roar through blurred visions. She retreats into dots of space to live in the moment,...

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Categories: memory, recovery from, uplifting,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Curse the Hour
I’ll not be the mask of your madness
I’ll not be the whip of your demands
I’ll not be the drug of your habit
I’ll not be the...

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Categories: betrayal, recovery from, drug,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Can We
Be quiet quiet quiet 
Shush shush shush
We’ve spoken too much
We haven’t listened enough

Black men and women
It’s not easy to be brave
Oppression and inequality 
make you...

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Categories: recovery from, america, angst, black african
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Egg Shells
No more walking on egg shells
or stroking one mans pride

My wounded heart is open now
and at last so are my eyes

No more empty conversations
pro claiming...

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Categories: recovery from...
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Pen Collection
As the waves forever kiss the shore
One shot leaves you wanting more
My heart and soul, strong and true
With all the love they hold for you

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Categories: recovery from, devotion, faith, hope, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member To Kiss Each Morn, Color Outside The Lines
To Kiss Each Morn, Color Outside The Lines

Once each day brought, only torturous pain
as dull axe, slow cutting against hard grain
Dawn cast shadows that this...

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Categories: recovery from, art, heart, heartbreak, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Bag of Popcorn
They ask me why I’m so happy
Asking me, if I just won a prize
I replied, well I reckon I did
Today is a wonderful surprise

When you...

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Categories: recovery from, food, happiness, introspection, life,
Form: Couplet
From a Hospital Bed

Even if I’m dizzy with an aching head, 
I must not disturb the others in the beds
In this hospital ward where...

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Categories: recovery from, childhood, depression, family, children,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Jigsaw Puzzle
Have you ever been insane?
Lost inside your own pain

Just trying hard to figure out
What this life is really about?

There are voices up in my mind

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Categories: introspection, life, recovery from...
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I got your message
65 minutes reduced to 120 seconds

Bright lit room
White glossy tone with flowery curtains
Upon window's darkened vision

Your radiance emanated in celebratory gesture
As my eyes fell in...

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Categories: recovery from, girlfriend-boyfriend, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To All Of You
There are times we are left to cope
With situations that drain our hope

Leaving us full of despair
At how some people just don't care

About the evil...

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Categories: recovery from, angst, death, dedication, faith,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In Land Of Cockaigne

I was driving home late one cold Winters night
It was minus ten and the moon shone bright
Then in my car headlights a young girl I...

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Categories: recovery from, car, chocolate, fantasy, girl,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Fix
He fills his syringe with poisoned words
pulling the letters one by one from his rusted spoon
They rise up through the needle in perfect order
"Disgusting" ...

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Categories: recovery from, courage, poets, psychological, recovery
Form: Free verse

Today’s wind shifts too fast like a muddle
of invisible lint…perhaps dust,as the air 
resists this heart's unanswered questions
howling about this litany of a crushed promise:...

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Categories: betrayal, heart, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Refolding the Paper Crane
I tried folding a paper crane again the other day
  and  it didn't turn out right

tracing back my folds,
I knew I missed somewhere


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Categories: dedication, life, recovery from...,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Betrayed
Once significant and alluring, your luster faded.
Perhaps it was the treachery in hollow eyes jaded.

Was there ever a light
in a soul dark as night?

Promises of...

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Categories: jealousy, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme