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I am an ocean

Full of dark things that never see light

My body covers the earth

and when the sun gives me his touch… 60 more words

Poetry

Hi, My Name Is Candi. And I'm Alcoholic: When God Commanded Me To Love My Neighbor, I Didn't Think He Was Just Kidding

Out driving with my aunt Paula to get a cup of joe at the Dunkin Donuts by the interstate, we saw a homeless man. Now, as one who did a stint of driving with a  boyfriend to White House everyday, I know those “homeless” guys at the two local exits are scams. 588 more words

Love affliction

two weeks to go but you wouldn’t know

by the lack of excitement for my new home

with each box that’s sealed

more sorrow’s revealed… 128 more words

Bipolar Ride

7/23. Cocaine, from a White Couch in Harlem

at 4 in the morning (is it now?)
there are plenty of certain people
uncertain in this town; they’re in beds,
they’re not waving at the taxi… 349 more words

I Was an Alcoholic, and Now I am Not

I used to say my family tree wasn’t a tree at all. But more likely a vineyard and a barley patch. Until I realized something. That’s just not me. 806 more words

Why it's so hard to overcome poverty, addiction, and debt...and how to do it anyway.

Napoleon Hill writes in his book, The Law of Success:  “Debt is a merciless master, a fatal enemy of the savings habit.  Poverty, alone, is sufficient to kill off ambition, destroy self-confidence and destroy hope, but add to it the burden of debt and all who are victims of these two cruel taskmasters are practically doomed to failure”. 1,483 more words

Sobriety And Wholesome Living