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Road From Addiction To Recovery

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.


Naynay on April 01, 2020:

I love it could you do more please

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on September 02, 2019:

Thank you for reading and commenting Lorna.

Lorna Lamon on September 02, 2019:

I love the way your poem takes me through the pain and confusion to the joy of a wonderful future. Great writing.

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