Reflection - Original Poem First Published in 2001
I have since published a book of my original poetry
Another of my published poems
I wrote this poem in 1984. It wasn't really a poem, but my first step at helping myself out of cocaine addiction. It was the 80's and I was earning a living writing TV commercials. They were aired on network TV, and at age 20-something, I was in my glory. Unfortunately, EVERYONE in South Florida was doing coke; my clients, my co-workers, even the network sales reps.
I wrote this poem and hung it below a black and white close-up of my face that my brother had taken while in college. I hung it in the kitchen of the efficiency in which I lived at the time. I no longer (much to my dismay) have that photo, so I've incorporated one taken in July of 2005.
The first step to overcoming any kind of addiction is being willing to see yourself truly. I'm proud to say, I overcame mine without the help of NA or any other organization. I overcame mine by going inside myself and admitting....
I hope this helps someone.......
You can’t see
No one else
Shauna L Bowling
Refining, Defining or Rhyming
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© 2012 Shauna L Bowling
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