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It Might Have Been

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“For all sad words

of tongue and pen,

The saddest are these,

‘It might have been’.”

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~  John Greenleaf Whittier
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Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable

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might

ought to

could be like

do the right thing

should

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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the brilliant night light

a full moon

shadows in the dark

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Poem:    her·o·in: a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine,
                                often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.

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selfish, self-centered, 
I want what I want and I want it now
remembered, surrendered
the substance was the sacred cow

there was no need to justify
They tried to hide it the best that they could
there was just that need to get high
a life in shambles, a piece of useless driftwood

I’m so cool, until I think that I will throw up
remembering withdrawals was never a problem
life was just a tempest in a teacup
a wilting plant doomed to never blossom

God to the addictive personality is his habit
even the ritual becomes an obsession
keeping them straight takes a backward jacket
doing the next right thing is out of the question

watching my using friends drop like flies
like a dying man watching my life go before my eyes
change, change, change, time to alter the ego
willing to sacrifice, need to develop a new credo

yes, there were and are things to live for
losing themselves and a whole lot more
addicts never think of the consequences
only a Higher Power could bring them to their senses

the addict must learn to think before the act
always to be looking for a positive fact
the road to recovery is difficult and treacherous
avoiding when possible the elusive tempestuous

prayers and a new God is required
learning what is normal is desired
praying that one day medicine will discover
a healthy and safe way to recover
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ME and the Boss

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In A Cry Of Desperation

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“But I’m not here just

to make records and money.

I’m here to say something

and to touch other people,

sometimes in a cry

of desperation:

“Do you know this feeling?”

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~ Keith Richards

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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feeling

sensory faculty

perception of surroundings

elementary awareness of stimulation

sensation

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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standing ovation

citation

for a job well done

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Poem:

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his backward brain screamed
of unspeakable horrors he dreamed
for him nothing ever went right
always in darkness never the light

some called it a disease
symptoms pushed all the right keys
others said a pre-existing condition
by either name it was an addiction

different medicines would work for some time
his body couldn’t produce the right enzyme
the Doc and the Shrink were always at odds
both believing that they were gods

eventually the judge sent him to jail
a friend sent him a pamphlet in the mail
a few drunks came for a visit
the message they carried was kismet

the seed was planted, he had a thought
they had the serenity which he had sought
time served, why not go for the change
this new way of thinking was to him very strange

what he found was a program of simplicity
thinking less led to felicity
he found honesty to be his key
his attitude of gratitude was carefree

his backward brain still faces negativity
but his new way of thinking always finds positivity
hanging out with a new band of friends
he no longer has to even make amends

in recovery he is considered a miracle
helping others makes the effort reciprocal

 

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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