Dear alcohol I gave you so much but I cannot help but ponder on the returns
The many concerns and money that burned as I stayed to watch and learn
but what did I learn the money that burned decided to just keep burning
the friend’s, the wife the kid’s the job the gift of life It just kept turning
my car my clothes my shoes my house how much else is it possible to take
“I’ll take everything else that you have to give but most of all your ability to create”
To be honest this short poem made me teary eyed at the end because only we know our deepest darkest regrets, trials, and tribulations. Only we know although we have moved through life that we have not thrived but only survived from the abuse of this substance. Only we know what we truly lost and where we could be if it wasn’t for this substance. I know I have grown and I have evolved but that does not mean as a human being I’m not gonna reflect on what I lost this far in my life. Addiction has plagued my family for generations on both sides and I see this poem as a poem that speaks for the all that’s suffered from alcohol abuse. I wish you all your evolving truth and pray acceptance responsibility and the awareness to be defenseless of the damage you have caused so you can move enjoy your present moment because it is a gift.