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      Charles – GT

        As a kid it was drummed into me
        Honesty is the best policy
        I’m not sure when that started to slide
        As I had more and more things to hide
        One or two to start
        The truth might really break mums heart
        I told myself those lies were white
        Surely that made it right?
        But one or two lead to more
        And those lies made life raw
        Not so white now and I couldn’t kid
        Myself about the things I hid
        The money lost, the time as well
        As my life went all to hell
        Now the lies had become the norm
        If I said I was reading it would be reading form
        Finally there came a time
        Family didn’t believe a word of mine
        If I said the sky was blue
        They would look to see if it was true
        But the one person to whom I lied the most
        Was yours truly, it’s not a boast
        Finally it got so tough
        I knew that I had had enough
        Gambling could not be the answer
        That’s what turned me into a chancer
        I ventured into a meeting
        “You are welcome” was the honest greeting
        I told my story and oh how I cried
        Remembering the times I’d lied
        Then I heard there was an answer
        I no longer had to be that chancer
        I could stop gambling and recover
        Needn’t lie to another
        If I told the truth I didn’t need
        To try and hide things, I was freed
        In fact I leant a lie might cause
        My recovery to take a pause
        I could show by my actions
        That my truth was whole, not fractions
        My family learned that they could trust
        And to keep that up I really must
        Return to what I always knew
        That being honest is the thing to do.
        Now as I stay in recovery
        Honesty really is that best policy! 

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          Thanks for sharing this charles, it brought tears to my eyes….and keep up the good works!

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