Do you know about the pain
that makes my soul cry?
Do you know how bad I hurt
Or how much I wonder why?

I made some foolish mistakes
that ruined many years of my life.
I can’t explain how I let it happen,
nor can I tell you about the strife.

Drugs and alcohol took control of me
And now it’s far too late to undo.
But I am relieved that I have ended it,
and again set my goals in view.

I realize that I had an addiction
and that it would have killed me.
But I found the courage to break away
I just wish that others could see.

Because of all that I’ve been through
I have learned it’s never too late to try.
And that I can overcome anything
If I just spread my wings and fly.

It has taken a lot of strength and courage.
Noone realizes just how hard it’s been,
To stay afloat and hold my head high
And try so hard not to go back again.

All of these hypocrites condemning me
without knowing me or my pain.
But I have faith set in myself
That I will not fall down again.

I’m glared at with eyes of hate
and the cruelest words are spoken.
I try to rise above all of that,
I will not let them see me broken.

I’m doing all I can to win this fight,
and I’m taking it slowly day by day.
I am determined to prove them wrong
And one day, I know It’ll be okay.

I will be a sombody again
and accomplish all my dreams.
I will rise above the doubters
although it is harder than it seems.

I will make my parents and self proud
and put the past way up on the top shelf.
Prove my intelligence, kindness, and worth
and once again be one with myself.



Tybee Island, United States

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