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Old 05-04-2015, 05:40 AM
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Remember Mondays?

When you were full of dread
Still shaking off
The things you did and said

Remembering what you can't recall
Not knowing where
You'd been at all

And the shaking and sweating Still not at an end
Just wanting to die
But you've got to pretend

Just to get through the day, till a drink comes at last
To blot out the shame
To kill off the past

And then waking with terror, your life on repeat
To realize again
The woeful defeat....

You look back Today at that miserable place
Never again!
With a smile on your face

With choice and with change, you took a new road
Never again!!!
To carry that load

Now with each sunrise and at each day's end
You're warmed to the Soul
Because you are your Friend



#soberliferocks

you can do it.

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Old 05-04-2015, 05:49 AM
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That was VERY moving!!
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Wow! That's fantastic. I've got to read it again and again.

It ought to be in a "sticky" of some sort.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:41 AM
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Very nice!!
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:07 AM
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Mondays are a lot better, these days.

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Old 05-04-2015, 07:58 AM
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Fantastic post!!
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:00 AM
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Its a cold and its a broken hallelujah.
 
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Oh good stuff Free !!! Thank u
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Wow! I was sitting outside this morning enjoying my coffee in the sun, listening to the birds, and then it dawned on me. I was happy. I was content. I was smiling. I felt rested. I was sober. I was hangover free. I was shame free. I was not angry and upset with myself. I was refreshed! It's been a long long time when I felt like this on a Monday!

Loved your poem, I am printing it for my journal! Thank you!
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That is wonderful. Thank you so much!
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:14 AM
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Just read it again with tears in my eyes.
Emotions running high on my day 13.
This is a perfect reminder of why I could not continue the same self defeating pattern over and over again. No self help book, spritualist or guru, not even Oprah, could ever help me until I decided to just stop drinking to hide the pain and suffering that drinking brought me. I am so grateful the endless cycle is finally over.
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this reminds me of when my life was all about getting as drunk as possible but trying to act sober so i could drink more. it was exhausting.

mondays are much better now.
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Amazing post, strikes a real cord for me and Mondays, Tuesday .... well the whole week really.

Really good poem thank you
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Thank you FreeOwl. You just made my lunch break.
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What a fantastic poem. "Full of dread" and "waking with terror". That was it exactly. Day after day.

I never want to return to that place.

Thank you for the reminder.
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Thank you. This is my last dreadful Monday. And boy has it been terrible. Not because of s hangover but because of poor decisions I made this weekend leading to mental and emotional issues today.
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Thank you Owl! That was great.
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