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Old 11-12-2014, 01:34 AM
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I'm feeling fed up and demotivated
The weather is shite- it could be related
Even the dog
Won't go for a jog
Some sun would have us both enervated

I've a zillion jobs in the garden to do
Least is uplifting a week of dog pooh
Leaves on the lawn
A hedge to be shorn
Yet I sit in frustration and stew

Though a secret here I will tell
I have indoor jobs to do as well
Cupboards to clean
Windows to gleam
And yet in my bed still I dwell

For thought and action remain
Two seperate deeds in my brain
I'm lethargic and low
Have no get up and go
I'm blaming dull dreich skies and rain.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:47 AM
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No one got 'Thomism' which is the heart of modern Catholicism: Thomas Aquinas theology/philosophy - great stuff!!!
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:55 PM
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It is what is and it is what it was.....crazy thoughts a raging war open windows and closing doors

I love this this new life someone flicked on a flashlight i clicked on to signs and realised i must try

Cos it really is do or die and im wondering why i used to get high & how i got by & why did i lie

it was there all along its the same old song i was just there dancing along im glad its been 16 months of me being strong 16 months of fun

5 mins till im officially 16 months sober
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:08 PM
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CONGRATS SOBERWOLF!!!!!!!!!

16 months sober , so proud of you :-)





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Old 11-14-2014, 02:20 AM
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Congratulations, Soberwolf!
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:20 PM
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i checked my calendar today
because i'm still alive
turns out that i've been sober now
three hundred twenty five

and that's an awful lot of days
in this obstacle course
of a booze-fueled sick society
that won't take me by force

i wouldn't put the wrong petrol
in my silly little car
so why would i fill my gut
in some seedy downtown bar

and that goes for food as well
all that poison at the store
it's hard to know just what to eat
our farms are waging war

it's odd when folks deride their friends
for treating themselves well
the body is a sacred vessel
as far as i can tell

it's all we have until it's gone
yet mine was so abused
some parts could use replacement
if i could buy them new or used

a shoulder or a hip
or maybe even my heart
a completely rebuilt engine
start taking me apart

i'm not completely totaled
though i've been in quite a wreck
i'm glad i haven't lost an eye
or had a broken neck

but though my body weakens
i have a stronger mind
i'm tired of beating myself up
i'm learning to be kind

each generation has to learn
the same lessons as the last
and each just makes the same mistakes
not listening to the past

youth is wasted on the young
is that not what they say
if i knew then what i know now
would i be here today

but what is done is done
and what will be will be
a life once lost has just begun
twas blind but now i see
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:37 PM
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We were really bad last night--
We ate a bunch of junk!
The house still really reeks today
From, stale and greasy gunk!
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:31 PM
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Zero, your poem is wonderful
It speaks directly to my heart
You're such a fine man

Zero, your poem is powerful
It tells a story from the start
Tears welled up and ran

Zero, I don't know any men (including my husband) who are able to express themselves as you do. I appreciate your words here on sober recovery more than you know. I look forward to your poems and haiku so much.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:01 PM
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souls but no faces
here yet in other places
leaving electronic traces
of internet embraces

Thanks, Elsie. Your sorrow is my sorrow. Your joy my joy.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:23 AM
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That's lovely!
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:08 PM
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I have a slight cough and a cold,
Makes me feel chesty and old
Mucus producing
Wakes me from snoozing
I'd be rich if it could all be sold
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:25 PM
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Wow, Toots! I'll buy your snot!
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Cruel words once spoken
A selfish past action
From way back when
In my heart still has traction

Harder to let go
Than it is to grieve
Easier to blame
Than to forgive

I don't want to love
He who doesn't love me
Who chooses wine and beer
Instead of life that's lovely.

I don't know how to do this
Completely all alone
Afraid to pull the trigger
Yet wounded to the bone.
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You, wild child that flung your arms wide and high,
reckless, and taunted grown men and girls alike.
They donít make them like you anymore.
If you could be swept up in that whirlwind again,
propelled, with all your affectations
down Avenues headlong into madness,
thinking one lover an angel, the next
a new Rimbaud, would you trade sanity
for the tempest twice?

Now the winds are mild.
Youíre a fool, confused and querulous,
gathering flotsam on the storm-strewn beach.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:35 PM
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fools are most free with advice
and i suffer their babbling out of feigned respect
appearing to be listening
i'm focused on the air passing through my nostrils

if i weren't breathing i might be punching
but i'm a pacifist more or less
still i make a fist and close my eyes
so they can't see them rolling

compassion and loving-kindness
and patience of yes patience
but my thoughts are not always so nice
for fools who are so free with advice
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Glee
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Hey, Sparky - Thanks. You've been quiet, but I've hoped it's because all is peaceful and well on your end?
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Glee it's tough to give your love
To one who once fit like a glove
But now despises
Tells drunken lies
Feeling like a trapped caged dove

Unable to soar and fly free
To live the life in you mind you see
Clipped wings keep you
Love once felt true
No longer now the man he used to be

To love one who loves another
Is to feel a love being smothered
Who can compete
With vodka neat?
And eventually wondering...why bother

Give love only to those you know
Will blossom in your love, and grow
A weed will flourish
Without you to nourish
So feed the souls that still love you so

And leave the weed to find its own
And one day it may well have grown
Straight and true
Seeks sun, in blue
And no longer wants to be alone

Or may straggle weak in shade
Feeble roots, Suns rays evades
Not your choice
To keep weed moist
From seed to weed, choice was made
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her corpse lies lifeless cold and pale
always chubby now seemingly bloated
white linen hiding the caterpillar cuts
she would often proudly display
shoulder to wrist and ankle to hip
awaiting burial or an oven's flames

i wasn't much of a brother to her
lost in my own stumbly journey
i a rag in the wind
she a source of darkness
blonde hair dyed raven
we were never close
i wouldn't let her
she was from another mother
who stole my father from mine

and all her babies
she just kept having babies
where are they
lost to the system
scooped up by distant family
those saints who volunteer
to raise another's meth child

and what could i have done
living in distant states
i could have listened at least
or called once in awhile
sent a card or a text
tried to help somehow

intelligent and creative
thoughtful too thoughtful
with thoughts that led to suicide
how did she do it
what was the last straw
her new husband
and their baby
didn't bring the joy she sought

i learned this morning in a text
her name and four more words
committed suicide on sunday
shock then guilt then tears
and more guilt
when did we last speak
when father died

6:40 A.M. when the text sent
while i meditated by the fire
embracing gratitude
enjoying the warmth
content to simply breathe
curing myself of suffering
while she lies dead by her own hands

society gone mad
no meaningful anchors for most
fairytales too easily rejected
arbitrary morality or amorality
lonely in a crowded world
magic sought in medicine
medicine for damaged minds
deadly medicine

i heal myself
to heal the world
selfish yet selfless
caring no longer careless
because suicide serves as
life's fiercest slap in the face
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I'm sorry, Zero.
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