I’m an Addict:

call it an affliction,
mental conflictions,
avoiding true connections.

There’s 12 Steps,
Wait! Don’t forget once upon a time CoDA!
Being addicted is in my DNA

Drinking, drugging,
eating, vomiting,
gambling, spending, sexting,
enough to say,
“Hey, stop what you are doing!”

There’s intensive outpatient,
extensive in-patient,
clinical treatments,
and yoga spa relievements?

No matter what you decide,
find a sponsor, grow and be wise.
the key to all this, is intimacy
otherwise known as

You go deep, share your troubles,
call a friend, escape your bubble.
progress not perfection,
no room for uprising insurrection.

Stay clean! Stay clean! Stay clean!
One day, two days,
three days to four,
count them up, before you know it,
you’ll have lot more.

Sobriety though,
not just a number,
otherwise stopping a behavior,
gonna feel like a bummer.

Life’s been hard,
I’ll give you that,
getting used, abused, accused,
you’re no longer amused,
or is that confused?

You can turn to God,
or turn back to booze, gambling or dope,
turn to your Higher Power,
to help you cope.

This journey is long and some may stray,
others could leave you,
but as my therapist will say,
“Don’t worry Charles, you’ll be okay.”


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