This the sixth in a series of poems from the “Write to Recover” group I facilitate. I put them together from phrases that resonate with me while participants read. I add nothing but punctuation and the occasional conjunction. This one is comprised of the words of three participants.
As a lost soul I was locked up inside my mind.
It was a lonely place inside my head,
Not knowing what I had known.
And that was not OK with my inner self,
The kind soul I know I am, the honest being.
I will meet the demons and say good bye,
And instead enjoy days with me in a warm glow.
I learn from me how to be kind to myself.
I will take a drink of courage —
I am a courageous woman with every intention of staying strong.
I am capable.
I will try harder.
I will not be pulled down,
I will stay grounded in sanity.
Plant my gardens,
Weed out the undesirable and plant the positives.
I will flower on!
Because I have survived.