Poems of a Recovering Addict: I will win this war

A life without drugs and alcohol was such a scary thought to me. I had no idea how to even begin down that path, but I knew I was so over the life I was living. I wish I could say that when I wrote this poem is when I finally got sober, but wanting to be sober and actually getting sober are two completely different things. A few more months of living in darkness and being dragged into jail … again, I got the opportunity to go to rehab and finally opened the door to sobriety. 

I am beginning to see life

In a brand new light

It is time to stand up

And fight my fight

No longer allowing myself 

By the darkness be consumed

My happiness

Will now be pursued

I have built up the strength

To finally open the door

Believing in myself

I will win this war.

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  • Anne is a Lycoming County native with eight years of experience as a journalist, photographer and videographer. She is passionate about finding hidden stories throughout Northcentral Pa. and bringing them to life.

Anne Reiner

Anne is a Lycoming County native with eight years of experience as a journalist, photographer and videographer. She is passionate about finding hidden stories throughout Northcentral Pa. and bringing them to life.

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