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    • #9750

        In a GT Support Group last Monday
        An interesting question was posed
        By a bored irritated “mentor”
        Just before the session was closed.
        The question was aimed at a client
        Who keeps making blunders and blips
        And who, under the guise of “Recovery”
        Returns to report on her slips.
        The facilitator’s brain must be frazzled
        From listening to reasons and rhymes
        As to why the barriers keep shifting
        Malfunctioning so many times!
        The question the client must answer
        Concerns expectation and hope
        As to the purpose of joining in Groups
        While still “acting the dope”!
        “Tell me why do you come here?
        What do you want from this Site?”
        Sounded like an ultimatum
        Or ban,
        If I don’t get it right!
        How can I answer the question
        “Why do I come to GT?”
        After years of hiccups and set backs
        “Is this the right place for me?”

      • #9754
        Charles – GT

          Irritated and bored? That’s not me
          I’m just here choosing recovery

          No ulitimatums and no bans
          All can come here whenever they can

          And when they come here I can set them a task
          To honestly answer questions I ask

          The one I asked I hope you will answer
          The Vera I know is not just a chancer

          And Vera, while you’re such a good poet
          I pose hard questions, and you know it

          So read your poem and see what you wrote
          If you miss it then maybe I’ll quote

          Is your recovery only a “guise?”
          I really hope it’s not a disguise

          Is this the right place for you?
          Well if not here what would you do?

          Reading the forum I see you’ve been busy
          Posting all over the place, it’s making me dizzy

          The one thing I hope you get in your head
          Is posting helps more when on your own thread

          Posting there makes it harder to duck
          Or justify gambling and trying our luck

          The groups now open you can see that
          So see you shortly, come in for a chat.

        • #9753

            Thanks for the poem Charles
            It moved me to tears
            I know I’ve been gambling
            To escape from my fears
            Always found your group helpful
            That’s why I came to GT
            But I now realize
            That it’s all up to me.
            I need to fly solo to test out my wings
            And rely less on other people for things
            Time to take off the mask
            To remove the disguise
            So I’m writing these words
            To say my goodbyes
            Here’s to the “bullshit”, deflection and games
            Played by a fictitious woman
            Using fake pseudo names.
            Time to write a REAL journal
            To walk a straight line
            And live out your advice
            One day at a time!

          • #9752
            Charles – GT

              Saying goodbyes?
              That’s your addiction, telling you lies.

              From years of gambling we have both learnt
              That on our own we will surely get burnt

              Every time we tried on our own
              We gambled more and too out more loans

              If you’re really removing the disguise
              That would be a good move, timely and wise

              So where’s the real journal we can all read?
              And give you support in your time of need

              What real steps are you now to take?
              So a lasting recovery you can then make

              What’s really different, what’s really new?
              What touch actions are you going to do?

              If you think you can do it without some support
              That’s ignoring the lessons that you have been taught

              If you still think gambling is fun
              Then what’ve you learnt from all that you’ve done?

              No more “bullshit”, deflection and games?
              Great, so get typing and tell us your aim

              Or maybe you’re going to continue to hide
              And listen to your addiction and all of it’s lies

              I really hope the answer is no
              Vera be honest and give it a go

              No more BS you don’t want that
              So just get your ar*e back into chat!

            • #9751
              Charles – GT

                How’s that straight line going Vera? I’m still hoping to read that real journal.

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