Victory Stance. A poem about addiction.
It’s like a grappling hook
Digging into rock
A false sense of safety
Trust and faith in a rope
A hook that can fail
And leave you spiraling
Down to the ground
You grab hold of the rope
Lifting the entire weight of yourself
Facing, scaling the rock
Even through the gloves
The rope hot
Fighting to lift you up
Sweat beads on your brow
Stings your eyes
Takes you by surprise
You look about
See the sunrise
Above the rock top
You keep pushing
Use your might
Get to the top
The last lift is the hardest
Acid building inside you
Wanting to tire you
You lift one knee up
You stand victoriously
From up above
Looking down upon
What looked to be
The rock face
Did not replace you
You are stronger
Consumed no longer
Full of power
A mighty tower
“You are so much stronger than you can imagine or any of us can even begin to understand! STAND!”
Related article on a personal struggle: http://depressiondontdiscriminate.wordpress.com/
This is so powerful….I love it….What inspired you this morning with this piece? I also wrote a piece on addiction and posted it this morning as well…chek it out…
I linked to your post. Added it to the bottom of my post as a related article. Thank you for sharing.
It’s just such a big part of our society. It seems that people are addicted to all kinds of things, shopping, drugs, drinking, coffee. I just wanted to draw some attention to the issue. Get people thinking, feeling. 😀
Thanks for sharing and for the support…It is greatly appreciated.
Having battled alcohol addiction years ago, I appreciate this. 😉
You took a stand!
You should stand with a victory pose today, just as a reminder of all that you’ve conquered! DO IT JOHN! 😉
P.S. Are you settled yet? Have landed at the final destination or are you still on the road (I mean with the move, not addiction..lol)
Hits very close to home! Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome Jack. I hope it helps 🙂
This was so incredible! Truth, beauty, angst, suffering, victory all wrapped up in this amazing poem. totally depicts the tenacity, the perseverance, the determination to push through and dig deep. The ridge of hope and victory is there and the safety ropes of support are there if we will admit, ask, and respond! well done!
Thank you. I’m glad that you felt the poem. That’s all I can ask and hope for.
I am addicted to poetry. I have never written these many in my entire life. This is truly awesome
Thank you. I would say that I am slightly addicted to poetry and blogging myself lately but it’s a productive addiction 😉
I am in love with this poem. Thanks for sharing!
I am in love with you for loving this poem 🙂
I’ve written about this subject many, many times. I like that you ended in a triumphant rather than a cynical way. Very refreshing.
I have a hard time being cynical. I believe in positive thinking. You believe and you will achieve!
Interesting poem, such a victory is so hard to win though, tasting that triumph will always be tempered by temptation. Unfortunately it proved to much for my Mother and her partner of 8 years. Addiction is strong, people need to be stronger. Also, thanks for the like on my poem!
It is no easy feat at all. Like climbing a mountain or a rock wall it takes great determination and will power to success. I’m sorry to hear about your family. Thank you for opening up and sharing your story.
VERY POWERFUL!! i REALLY ENJOYED IT! KEEP WRITING!
Thank you. I will.
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Feel free to take it, or not
Thank you. Congrats on your nomination also! I added the award to my award page for now along with a link to your blog. I will get to the award as soon as I can.
Wonderful, as always. Addiction can be a brutal thing to overcome, but victory is w/in everyone’s reach. Some just have to struggle more to get there.
So true Ray.