An acrostic poem about my journey from addiction to recovery.
Alcohol became my drug of choice
Defusing all that pain inside my head.
Disrupting all my thoughts and inner voice
Instructing me on how my life was led.
Controlling the feelings that I have
Telling me I need it to survive.
It will end up on my epitaph,
Of the battle that I lost to stay alive.
Now I have to find the strength to fight.
Renewing the things that I forsake
Empowering myself so I decide.
Choices that only I can make
Open up to what I feel inside.
Visualise the life I want to lead
Enjoy the new path That I now tread
Reach for that goal and I’ll succeed
Years filled with excitement lie ahead.