On last Thursday one of our Drug Court Participants read a poem he had written about Drug Court to those assembled for our weekly docket. After a rousing applause, we were given permission to publish the poem so others can enjoy its wisdom.
Here in this program we have an opportunity to regain our lives;
At first it's overwhelming and a lot of work, easy to despise.
The fruits are not always easily seen when there still pain in our lives;
But with blood, sweat and tears, we can break the chains of our hell and most certainly rise.
So many suggestions and rules for us to follow;
Seemingly impossible when our souls still feel hollow.
But we don't look to far ahead, how about just for today;
I will not pick up that first drug, we can manage it that way.
We've heard that one is too many and 1,000 is never enough;
It doesn't matter how cool we are or even how tough.
Is it really all worth it, jails, institutions or even death?
The answer is black and white and I don't mean heroin or meth.
Our recovery is about choices and these choices are ours;
And the choices we make are not easy, they are most certainly hard.
So as we fight for our recovery let's dig deep into our beings;
Do the next right thing, change our people, places and things.
Surrender ourselves, find support groups, even a Higher Power.
Work the NA program, seems like there's a meeting every hour.
If we do the things, we will slowly regain back or lives.
And see the world clearly again, with clean and sober eyes.
© 2017 - Stanton Gallear