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Addiction (this is the continuation of the first)

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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 05-27-2000 07:55 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Today was my first daywithout you
And it felt really strange
Can't remember the last time
my life seemed so estranged

I hesitate to say
how much better I feel
Lying here in my thoughts
life seems so surreal

You have had control over me
for almost eight years now
But I know that, given the time
I'll live without you somehow

The time has surely arrived
for me to take back what is mine
Ever looking over my shoulder
at the life I leave behind

To be continued.....



 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep




[This message has been edited by Jeffrey Carter (edited 05-27-2000).]
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netswan
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1 posted 05-27-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Jeffrey, this is a great subject to
write about, and you are doing a fantastic
job of portraying addiction --
thanks for sharing this - People need to
read this -- keep on writing

~hugs from ~netswan
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 05-27-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Jeffrey~
Proud for you ...
One day at a time is all that is needed.
Great !
Thanks for sharing.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Jeffrey Carter
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3 posted 05-27-2000 11:32 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Thanks Teresa,

These were written over the past six years and I'm just now finding them again. Put them away for a while, But I finally found 'em  

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


brian madden
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4 posted 05-28-2000 05:15 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

A wonderful poem,

"The time has surely arrived
for me to take back what is mine
Ever looking over my shoulder
at the life I leave behind"

you have great courage and strength, thank you for sharing.



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Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

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Just listen to what I can keep silent"

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Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 05-28-2000 05:24 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Let the ink flow, O poet... keep it flowing...

sounds great, reads great, nice follow-up... when is the next part coming up?


Regards, sudhir

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That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
JamesMichael
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6 posted 05-28-2000 08:34 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I like what you wrote here...you had to go and use that word...Estranged...now I've pulled out my Guns N' Roses CD to revisit two of my favorite Gunner songs...Estranged and Don't Cry.   James
Kit McCallum
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7 posted 05-28-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful Jeffrey ... full of power and courage for the future ... well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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8 posted 05-28-2000 01:06 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Jeff...
keep writing, keep fighting...
stronger each day...
looking forward to the ones that reflect where you are now...
they will show how you've grown,
take care kind-poet,
jm

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


Jeffrey Carter
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9 posted 05-28-2000 08:39 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Thank you my fellow poets,

Writing these poems during those six years was a really big part of my healing.

The next one was written one year after I stopprd drinking so it will be a little more uplifting.


 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep


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10 posted 05-30-2000 01:41 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Jeffrey,

So happy to see you got your life back, my friend.  You have much to be proud of!!  
Great writing!!

LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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11 posted 05-30-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

keep fighting that ever present demon alcohol.  glad to see you realized life is so much better without being drunk or even slightly intoxicated.  keep up the good work look forward to continuation of this

 P. J. Kotrch
carpe diem
A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

SpitFire
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12 posted 05-30-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~This is a wonderful continuation Jeffrey.  I see your hope for better days.  I am glad that you realized that you needed to take back what was yours.  This is truly a great, great thing.  I feel proud for you for finding the strength.  *Peace my friend.
Marina
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13 posted 05-30-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Your pen is indeed mightier then the sword!

Marina
 
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