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I Am Down the Rabbit Hole - Poems From "Recovery Road"

Writings, songs, and poetry from survivors of all shapes and sizes! 39 People

    Dead And Gone, By Dennis Ogle

    These are the lyrics to a song off my solo release. I've been clean and sober for 11 1/2 years. I think they fit the category. DEAD AND GONE I don't exactly know where I've been all this time It's like I just woke up and walked into someone else's life All my friends are here but...
    Dennisogle Dennisogle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    At The Moment

    At the moment there's one thing for me only one thing that will set me free I'm ready to walk straight out that door cause right now I can't take anymore.   I'm not a rag just to abuse Try if you must, but I will refuse I'm a person dad, why can't you see that gradually you...
    escapingmemories escapingmemories 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Introduction

    Hello and Welcome -           How are you?  No, really - how the hell are you?  Me, I'm hangin' in...  I've started this group in an effort to give folks a place to post their poems, stories, and writings about recovery...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Soul Imploding

      Well I've posted this before, but I suppose I wrote it when I was down the rabbit hole. It has only grown darker   Since the sun rose Birds fall silent As I pass, but follow With intent, unblinking eyes Flowers burn brightly From the shadows I kneel to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2007

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    Just One Question

    When you reach the point in recovery that you realize that your vices weren't the cause of all of problems, and where to place the blame is no longer so cut and dry obvious, how do you know if you are being true to yourself?
    Dennisogle Dennisogle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    This Bud's For You

      When your wife is crying, When she feels like dying This is what you have to do Have a beer! This Bud’s for you.     When sex becomes a chore Just don’t have it anymore There’s something else you’d rather do Have a beer...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 24 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    Untitled #4

    * Author's Note : Many years ago, when we were still teenagers, my husband and I "lost a child to adoption".  ( We were young, poor, and even homeless a few times.  That, along with with all the issues from our past, just wouldn't have made us very...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I Quit This Sh*t

      I quit trying. I quit crying. I quit giving so much to you. I quit caring what you do. I quit hearing what you say. You make no sense, anyway. I quit feeling you, deep inside. Now my heart knows where to hide. I quit wishing you would choose, To love me more than...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 15 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Getting Past the Clouds

    In order to see what might be, you need to make your way past all the fog, clouds or even mountains that stand in your path to hopefully a new found freedom. How fair would it be to cheat yourself out of a life that only you can obtain. It is not up to anyone else to remove those...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    I'm So Tired...

      Tired of trying Tired of crying Tired of being put down Tired of being let down     Tired of struggling to keep up Tired of struggling to live up Tired of being picked apart Tired of being pulled apart     Tired of never being good...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Angel

    I can't stand this any longer I can't take it anymoreI'm only left one option - to knock on heaven's door.I hope God let's me in and take me far awayCause I just can't take it I can't go on another day.I can't stand to cry another million tearsI can't stand to go through...
    escapingmemories escapingmemories 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2010

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    Walking In A Path, A New Way..

    On the wall the posters are gone , the grey notes have become ashes, in the closet hidden magazines have vanished and trying to live in a world that sometimes is lying. Someone i know will be ''someone i knew'' ,maybe soon i hope, staring on the wall the thoughts keep...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    Battered But Here

    I am a survivor of drugs, of physical , mental, emotional abuse, I am the mother of a sexually abused child.  ( I didnt know!) He was my soul-mate.  He destroyed more than my daughter's innocence. ( But because of him, she is now a survivor of drug, physical, emotional etc etc...
    collette65 collette65 41-45, F Jan 14, 2011

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    Untitled #2

    *I would like to apologize in advance for it's length, simplicity, and rude quirkiness.  I was 17 when I wrote this, and just had a whole hell of a lot of things going on. i hear someone crying but I'm all alone i listen ( crying ) still my breath ( louder now...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    I Just Want To Be A Better Honky

    I didn't read it in a book, and I was not offended If anthing I thought it was cool, or maybe just funny. It was alresdy here when I joined the game and set about learning the rules Now it made sense, all the laser eyed stares when I spoke as a friend out of turn. suddenly clear...
    Dennisogle Dennisogle 46-50, M Jan 31, 2013

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    Just Because You Crashed, Doesn'T Mean You Don'T Have To Pay For The Ride, By Dennis Ogle

    Can't find a reason for my heavy heart. Can't find the source of this dread. Made a checklist of my realities, and thought back upon the things I've done and said. Still no justification for this emptiness. No Hollywood smoking gun of guilt. Just a forgotten room with no windows...
    Dennisogle Dennisogle 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    All The Way To Everywhere By Dennis Ogle

    I followed my soul to the end of infinity and stood fast on the edge of everything I looked back for a last look at home,but I had to shut my eyes to see it. I made my way to the bottom of the top and looked at the satelites of the sun Transfixed on the complex simplicity of...
    Dennisogle Dennisogle 46-50, M Feb 2, 2013

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    My Life Story In 90 Seconds

    Rex Born a prince, raised in a castle Mother was kind, father was mad A king not above eating his young In order to survive I grew smaller Weaker, more bent on self destruction With each year Then one crimson morning Fate hurled me into battle Like a spear I...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Recovery

    This journey scares me, I dont know where im going, A sober mind should mean a happy heart, But i feel the adrenalin wanting to go back to the start, This journey scares me, Not a finish line i can see, Impatience not a virtue but thats all i know how to be, Addicted, Afflicted...
    Lannabells Lannabells 18-21 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Just Because

    The wheel turns in a blink of an eye One moment you are down low The next instant you're up high. An instant to hold on and grab tightly Slipping, more often bruised from clenching Climbing, they say, it's all part of the journey. I have fallen in the rabbit hole countless times...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2011

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    My Everything

    It took my innocence, Took my will to live, In turn for misery And a shattered heart It took one hit And I couldn't imagine life without it It was like everything fell into place For a mere six hours But it took my everything Got me to steal from my heart(my family) I...
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Here, I'll Go First...

    * Author's note : I never title anything I write, nor do I ever"claim" it; I am one of the many "Anonymous-es" out there.  ( See, "anonymous" really is a woman!  LOL! )  However, in a place like this, it's sort of evident, who wrote...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Crushed

    An emotional crush sucks all the breath out of you and leaves you not knowing which way is up or down. All of a sudden the world is spinning out of control as you know it and what is right in front of your face does not seem real no matter if it is or not.Your insides are tearing...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by soulful cries. You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with...
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Moving forward is a process ..... defintely not an easy road. I try not to live my life with too many regrets. So in actual fact this whole experience was my pain to bare.I am a...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    just it seems we have to get shocked to recorrect our road and go back. that shock for me was my grandmothers's pass away. my grand ma.
    Amir01 Amir01 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    just it seems we have to get shocked to recorrect our road and go back. that shock for me was my grandmothers's pass away. my grand ma.
    Amir01 Amir01 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I was in the West Kootenays close to Winlaw and Slocan areas with a traveling buddy who insisted that the map indicated a drive up the mountain and over to get to the other side...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F Oct 5

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    In case you have lately received a DUI cost and are searching for a sober residing, contact SRC today. Their sober dwelling facility could be a practical Device in stopping you...
    Daniel4318ipw6 Daniel4318ipw6 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Hi I'm madz, short for maddie and also my street name. This is my story, pretty much my life so far...so far I've done a good job of messing my life up. I'm currently 14...when I...
    madzbitch madzbitch 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love you I have no objection to that love All the time and in every corner of the earth But I urge love to come down now from this bus Temperamental alley with no outlet And...
    EgyptianSherief EgyptianSherief 36-40, M Oct 11

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    nazzan nazzan 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F Sep 28

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    We actually had a bunch of rabbits as pets, so I would say "I miss my pet rabbits".
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Oct 4

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    -272 days- So this is the end, Absolution; paths parted, Just 272 days, From where we started. Please bring me to a sense, Of finality, accepting our days of paradise, Of...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F Oct 6

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    We shouldn't have to give a 4 page essay on why we chose our abortions. Why? Because it is nobody's business. And we shouldn't have to explain ourselves to anybody. We are going to...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Oct 11

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    October 21st 2014 Do you ever just sit down and think. Do you ever just sit down and think how pathetic yet how beautiful life can be?. Do you ever think what is the reason behind...
    UN3P0KEN UN3P0KEN 16-17 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wrote this poem about my friend because she cuts and is suicidal. "You saved me from the one person, The person with the blade, You saved me from that one person, Who always...
    mojo0101 mojo0101 13-15, F Sep 21

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    Presenting a unforgettable placing Jetwing Blue provides two elegantly furnished dining establishments presenting a novel dining expertise for its friends. The dining...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M Sep 25

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    Or at least lessen them. They are intense. My body hurts. Due to fictinal possibilities. Fears creating fictional debates. Staying in the now rarely lasts. That...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    How young I was when I began crafting my cocoon Invisible to the eye, only I know where it resides Time after time I crawl or run inside and lock the gate Familiar and safe from...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I don't know if this was written with me in mind, but we were going through a nasty break up and I found this in the drafts of his mail. I copied it down because it sounded like...
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    stupid kids y u gotta be so racist just because hes a rabbit doesnt mean he cant eat the cereal
    jovanite jovanite 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Kind of weird. I just found a box at the front door...with a note. Inside the box was a black rabbit. o.0 People still do this weirdness? I'm guessing it was a kid whose parents...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 day ago

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    Just started to write poems. :- You fill the room with sweet sensation distracting bits of information crowd the space where logic dwells distorting sights and sounds and smells...
    Abhirajagni Abhirajagni 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Being in this recovery program in Washington State has been a very profound experience. I am exploring my mind now without the help of psychedelic drugs and pot( in a state that...
    immortalblight immortalblight 22-25 Oct 5

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    One of my favourite poems is "if" by Rudyard Kipling. An absolute Jem.
    synergist synergist 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Best Friends. A poem by Gabe Sytangco. Best friends are family They care for you Stand for you Defend you They share laughs They share jokes They share feelings They share...
    filipinotroll41 filipinotroll41 13-15, M Oct 5

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