Day 107: “So You Want to Quit Drinking”

Today I was wandering around the soberverse and stumbled upon this amazing poem by  Christy Anna Beguins. I can’t even begin to express how much I love, love ❤️ this poem. Please go and read it!

My favorite part is this:

all
those nights,
all
those bottles,
all
those black-outs and hangovers,
all
those times you wanted to die?

newsflash, baby.

you’re
still
here.

tougher.
stronger.
badder.

And this:

oh
there will be days you want
to fall back.
there’s no help for that.
but don’t fall.
save those feelings
send them to that space
that place in the heart
that will never be filled.
we can meet in that space.
and
instead of waiting

instead of drinking
we will release the krakens.

what?
you thought I really had a
bluebird in my heart?
no baby,

I have a fucking kraken in mine.
and so do you.

Oh and this too:

now
off you go baby . . .
remember,
bottle, no.
pen, yes.
and write write write.
write it all
let it come out of
your soul like a rocket

There’s a lot more too. So terrific. Go read it!

Happy Sober Thursday,

jen

 

 

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