To Be Loved Again...

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  1. I don't know if I posted this before, perhaps I did - too lazy to check. This year was the year from hell (as have been many, many previous ones before this). But I was quite ready to die - more than ready - I was literally drinking myself to death. When I wasn't drinking very heavily, day and night, and night into day, I was sleeping the sleep of the dead drunk... I could no longer function in any capacity whatsoever.

    That said, I've been sober for 11 weeks (without urges) and came across this poem, which was the most positive thing I'd written in an age. So here it goes...

    To Be Loved Again

    Aren’t we ever children,
    realizing it in some moments more than others.
    How our fragility becomes poignant and clear
    so as to feel we are standing at the edge
    as the depths draw us towards it.
    Aren’t we our own worst judges,
    harshest upon ourselves in our weakest state.
    Naked before the universe and life,
    open and vulnerable,
    with no place to hide
    but for a plea escaping our parched lips.
    For refuge, for innocence returned,
    to be held in arms of solace, peace,
    assured that things will be alright.
    For the calm after the storm,
    for rest after the many battles.
    For strength to return.
    For the phoenix
    burning itself to the ground,
    only to rise again from the ashes,
    regaining its former glory.
    Breaking out of the shell of doubt and darkness.
    To have life accept us so that we may accept ourselves.
    To pass through twilight quickly
    and finally,
    and move towards the dawn.
    To be loved again...

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2007
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    you are so gifted in expression I cannot express myself. this was waonderful. I love it and can so relate to it.

    sober for 11 weeks? I've not been sober for 11 minutes. however do you manage it?

    love least oxoxo
  3. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Beautiful writing as usual, and congratulations on your soberness
  4. Thank you very much...

    "however do you manage it?"

    I'm not quite sure... I don't know at all why I'm still alive...

    I swear
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2007
  5. fixintodie

    fixintodie Active Member

    wow that was real good.

    i myself have a diary of old things i come across and think "wow i wrote that?" not half as good as yours though

    write a new poem in the wake of sobriety and more maturity, it'll come naturally
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