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Fight-( my addiction )

Michael A. Watkins 1965 (san diego)

I see you now for what you are
and I'm no longer afraid of you,
confused at first but not anymore
by what you think or do,
your hold on me is broken
for the first time I can think,
I wont let you control my life-
It's mine and I'm unique,
my power lies in heart and mind
and will to do what's right,
the damage that you've done to me
It gives me strength to fight,
I'm not the man you thought I was
so listen while I speak,
I live, I breath, I love, I write
now watch me reach my peak,
your chains on me have fallen
help gave me back my voice,
be stronger than you think you can
and exercise your choice,
stronger than this pain I felt
In life, I've been through worse,
the forward motion you were in-
is now mentally reversed,
I am-who I think I am
confident, bold and loud,
fearless, strong and full of life
independent, sure and proud,
my hands will write the story
for all the world to read,
giving hope where there was none
to all of those in need.

By. Michael A. Watkins.

About this poem

I felt trapped and confused, when I took the steps to get free I looked at my captor for what they really where.

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Submitted by michaelw.21046 on June 13, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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