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Author Name: FreeFLETCH 7 Comments
Date Added: November 08, 2008 18:11:06 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Category: Grieving & Loss Add To Favorites | Text Only
I never grieved
I never grieved when
My Grandfather died
I felt left alone
I kept that inside
My Father full of anger
My brother full of pride
I felt my drug use
Was more than justified
Three men nearly killed me.
I was taken from behind
Beaten up and left for dead
When they robbed me blind
Stealing to get one more hit
Living just to score
All my card read zero
Then God opened up the door
Grandfather was a kind man
to every mothers son
With his thought ...
forgiveness ...I gave to everyone
That was twenty years ago
Still a painful memory
I found it easy to forgive.....
Everyone but me.

Author's Notes:
I need to get back to the warm fuzzies................
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Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on November 11, 2008 04:57:58 AM Report
Fletch, I felt the raw emotion right through this...You are a lovely man and I can tell you that every time I read a comment from you or read one of your poems I find myself smiling...I always did...You have a natural warmth aboutyou that travels through the screen to others.


I hope you will learn to love yourself as others love you

Ali x ;-)

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on November 10, 2008 12:14:06 PM Report
Powerful write Fletch...yes forgiving ourselves can be so much harder than forgiving others.

Comment By: Premiumjohn j. carey on November 9, 2008 07:30:50 AM Report
Fletch, truly enjoyed this. sometimes we may too hard on ourselves,yet maybe too easily forgiving of others.john
Comment By: FreeAngel on November 9, 2008 06:17:30 AM Report
It is hardest to fogive oneself Fletch. Thank god for your grandad. Love is right there in fuzzies..always was always will be for iits part of your warm loving heart my friend. I am blessed to know such a wonderful man. Drugs blot out many things but the problem still hurts when reality sinks in. Better to face the hurt head on and move forwards as you have done. I am proud of you takes a lot to come clean hun


One straight from the heart and soul superb

Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 9, 2008 01:44:11 AM Report
Fletch I think for me this is your greatest writes....

I identify with the pain of drugs, (My father).. Alcohol..(My Mother), and even the not forgiving me for many things that others did, and I could not do a thing to help...


It has taken me a long time to forgive just me.. It came at the lowest point in my life, and a helping hand was there for the moments of unshed tears held way too long..



All do love you and are there, as India said..


Much love and big hugs...

P.S. I have my fuzzies on right now..



Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 8, 2008 11:07:40 PM Report
Drugs delay the grieving process but once sober, the pain is right there like it was before a person's reality was altered. Thank goodness for your grandfather's fine example of forgiveness. We are hardest on ourselves...especially when we are genuinly remorseful. Heartfelt penning raw and honest.



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 8, 2008 06:45:51 PM Report
I know it is painful but time will heal you slowlymy friend,... you just get those fuzzies back and feel good about life and yourself... You are very much my friend not only by me but so many others on this site!!

Love and Hugs ~ She Whispers


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