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My way back.

Michael A. Watkins. 1965 (san diego)

The way back is hard
but not impossible to find,
a past filled with bad memories
I choose to leave behind,
defined by those mistakes-
all I need is a chance to grow,
better decisions I make today
is the real person you need to know,
a road that's better traveled-
is paved with smarter choices,
let's change the negative thinking
and follow our inner voices,
The way back is a challenge
to get back what we have lost,
our second chance to change a life
and reflect on all it cost,
I'm grateful for this opportunity-
in how I think, live and act,
changes in life-brings life changes
I've finally found my way back.

By. Michael A. Watkins.
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Submitted by michaelw.21046 on June 01, 2021

Modified on April 24, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 618
Words 119
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 20, 1

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  • michaelw.21046
    Just found out that this poem will be painted on a wall at The way back treatment program. I'm really excited to know that my work will be there to inspire others as I, myself, was inspired.
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