Poems of a Recovering Addict: We give control

I was completely powerless at the time of writing this poem. I had given up trying to stop drinking and using, I knew I had zero willpower left. I handed over my life to drugs and alcohol and did whatever I could to obtain them.

I am filled with gratitude today that I no longer have to live that way! I am experiencing a freedom I never thought was possible. I feel a happiness I never knew existed. A real sense of joy, not some facade of chemically induced euphoria. It is amazing. 

We give control

To the desires of life

Against our temptation 

We are losing the fight

Starving ourselves

To let the demons feed

Hand over the wheel 

Like it’s their life to lead

To easily do we give in

And allow them to guide us

Through this life of sin.