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Recovery From Poems

Recovery From Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about recovery from. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for recovery from.

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drugs, addicition, relationship, rehab, rehabilitation, improving, improvement,

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A Moment in Time

A Moment In Time

You’re sitting down
On a chair
Eyes closed 
Breathing in and out 
No sound 
No interruption
But the breath 
In and out of your nose and mouth 
Hands flat, facing down
On your thighs
A pause from 
The everyday tussle and drought...Read More
Categories: recovery from, body, care, introspection, journey, paradise, peace, recovery
Form: Free verse

Let It Be

Hey Mr DJ can you play a song for me
So he put on a record, it was: Let it be

Indiana Shaw . . . -_-
...Read More
Categories: recovery from, sick, woman,
Form: Couplet
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.

11/6/19...Read More
Categories: flying, recovery from, strength,
Form: Quatrain
More than offered
Too long pondered
Sitting smiling
Happy yet somber
Risky relations
Offered not taken
Unconscious unbroken
Maybe mistaken
...Read More
Categories: recovery from, allusion, angst, confusion, depression, desire, emotions, fate,
Form: Free verse
Reading the past pt2
Keep in mind
That now, everything is fine 
Theres no grudge or anger on this end 
For I had asked the lord to repent
Not just for me but, for you too
Because thou shall not know what thou do

I have put the...Read More
Categories: farewell, freedom, memory, recovery from, writing,
Form: I do not know?

Premium Member under the rainbow
When it rains, I let it rain
When it’s sunny I let the sun come down on me
When there is a rainbow after
I know I have the best that comes

The rain will not prevent me from stepping out
The rays of the...Read More
Categories: recovery from, encouraging, inspirational, rainbow,
Form: Free verse
Fractured, In Fact
I'm broken in pieces
I'm fractured, in fact
by more than a few
inexcusable acts

I try to acknowledge
each piece of my mind
or at least all the bits
that I still can find

An artist, a writer
aspiring poet-
perhaps other things
I don't even know yet!

Coming into my...Read More
Categories: recovery from, abuse, hope, how i feel, me, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Come Running Like a Prodigal
He never had much direction or patience for that matter
Often making the wrong selection because of the latter
He had extremely little respect and did whatever he chose
The important things he'd neglect and from that problems arose

He blew every chance, and...Read More
Categories: recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lost September

I left the cabin on October 1
on legs of rubber. Squinting at the sun	
until my eyes adjusted, then I saw 
sunflower blooms and squirrels playing chase.
Songbirds regaled me as I walked the path
behind the cabin, my September home.

While resting on...Read More
Categories: depression, heartbreak, recovery from,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Not Powerless
No one is powerless against their addiction.
All that's truly required is to seriously practice self discipline,
and work on those issues of yours unresolved within,
that prompts you to hide behind drugs or abusive drinking.
I celebrated thirty years of sobriety by having...Read More
Categories: addiction, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Leave Something To Reach High
let me
sleep deeply
to make conscience
from thousands of noise;
a peaceful world
into me
I make

-Thursday, May 30, 2019 Chattogram...Read More
Categories: leaving, recovery from,
Form: Ninette
Premium Member Stronger now
So many years in therapy 
To find my peace and clarity 

Imprinted on my memory 
Are things I do not wish to see

They don’t fade as bruises do 
Forever there and stuck like glue 

But don’t you grasp dear what...Read More
Categories: abuse, feelings, growth, moving on, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Like a red, red rose
My love is like
a red, red rose
newly sprung
in June

My love is like
a melody
sweetly played
in tune...

~Robert Burns (1794)

My love is like
a letting go of
a light-hearted child's 

My love is like
a gentleness
roses thriving as
I prune

My love is like
a hopefulness
my favorite flowers 

My...Read More
Categories: conflict, love hurts, nostalgia, philosophy, recovery from,
Form: Lyric
A Winters Tale

Harrow winds in vales the gale
Make objects on things impale

Shutters slam shut open again
Roofless cabins; with no panes
Of hair and scarf; whipped face
Scars left as in patterns of lace

Pressures bore of such a force
As nature left to...Read More
Categories: recovery from, storm, weather,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I am Just Getting Started

I'm just getting started on my new revised life
Taken from cancer’s claws, I was spared
And in the daunting morning light
As I grasp the new branch of a life finally free
In wonderment of judgement day

My breath new against my breast, deeply
I...Read More
Categories: cancer, hope, love, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Green Repent
Birthing genesis back to We
Falling out as from freedom's favorite tree
Rebirthing Earth wombs warm content
Extending out where gospel time grows bent

Through Creation's prism for network Time
To originally fall from divine sublime
Into rising place of uncultured wandering
Back to exodus from which...Read More
Categories: caregiving, earth, green, health, home, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fixing his train wreck
Two lines in his head as straight as a die,
Lead hard through the cold and the dark,
Between the cliff walls of grime covered stone,
Through tunnels carved straight out of rock,

To the light at the end with love layered warmth,
To the...Read More
Categories: confusion, mental illness, recovery from,
Form: Quatrain
My Favourite Refuge

Facing three tall coconut trees 
There was a dark corner outside the house
Sitting wherein I could cry out my heart, 
Wipe dry my tears and undisturbed sob till I tired.
My elders frequently scolded me. 
The house is still there, but...Read More
Categories: recovery from,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Broken Rain
Broken rocky garden, overgrown, torn
Bending her splintered hope, divided pain
Token throwaway cuts, discarded scorn
Spending relief's pennies, enticing rain


Originally in ‘Her Rocky Garden’ on this site

Arbitrium Divisa 4 contest
Sponsor: Gregory R Barden

...Read More
Categories: garden, hope, pain, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Don't Take Offence
Don’t take offence; to the words I write
There is a true God be sure that is right

But; Demons are clever souls, like to lie
Their tricks; come under clever disguise

Come as folks you think can be trusted
See the...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, betrayal, recovery from, religious, solitude,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I'm Just Getting Started
I'm just getting started:
Had the operation
(Knee replacement),
Prosthesis in,
Now for the physio!
Daily exercises.....
Pool therapy....
Bit of a challenge,
But I'm ready,
I'm focused and eager,
I'm set to go.
At the start line -
Ready, steady -
A Kentucky Derby winner -
"Off and gone!"

"Just Getting Started'
John Hamilton...Read More
Categories: day, horse, race, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Luck Is A Girl's Best Friend
In the stark semi-private
Shared by rotating hip replacements
Her bed was along the far wall
Boasting a south facing window
With a view of a fallowed field
And the phases of the moon whose light
Set the specks of windshield
Embedded in the helmet
On her bedside...Read More
Categories: appreciation, life, recovery from,
Form: Imagism
Toxic Inferno
Flames licked my flesh
And kissed my brow
Dancing from my fingertips
Spiraling my body
Issued from my soul
Forming an aura
A lovely little heat
Burning the toxins
That infiltrated my heart
Cleansing the strings
Everywhere the toxins burned
And I danced with the flame
Engulfed but enraptured
When all is said...Read More
Categories: encouraging, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
At Least Until This Fairy Tale is Over
Her bags were packed, left by the door. She looked away waiting for her ride to come. Waiting.

You met her on a holiday. You can’t recall who else was there. She’s moved along and left you holding empty air. Empty...Read More
Categories: recovery from, fairy, heartbroken, life, loneliness, love, love hurts,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Nine-Eleven
The buildings fell, and so my heart.
Not the very whole of it,
But that portion of innocence?
Fell that piece, or part.

And I beheld the evil,
Though a foreign thing to me—
Even as the buildings fell,
And my hope for humanity.

But the tower dared...Read More
Categories: evil, hope, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme